Police have arraigned a Pastor of a white garment church who is alledged to have raped a 12 year old girl foster daughter of his neighbour.
Shobowale, who speaks Igbo, the only language the girl understands, had allegedly lured the girl to the toilet of their residence and raped her.
According to the charge sheet, the incident happened at 10, Togodo Street, Temu, Epe, Lagos State at about 10pm on December 15, 2012.
The police said apart from having sexual intercourse with the girl, Shobowale also “sexually penetrated her anus.” See the photos of the accused and the victim...
He was charged with two counts bordering on unlawful sexual intercourse and rape, which according to the charge sheet, is punishable under sections 137 and 259 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
When the charges were read to him, Shobowale pleaded not guilty to both charges.
|Pastor Alao shobowale(White Garment Church)|
Anjorin, the foster father, while fielding questions from the court, said Shobowale lured the girl from the passage they both share in the house to the toilet where he had carnal knowledge of her.
He said, “She is my wife’s niece and we brought her from Imo State two weeks before the incident happened and we were planning to enrol her in a school within our vicinity.
“The accused lured her from the common passage we share in front of our apartment to the toilet while my wife, I and our three children were inside.”
The Judge later transfered the case to the family court in the interest of the girl based on her age, amidst protests from her lawyers. he was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with 2 sureties in the like sum.This is so embarassing! Words fail me...
|The raped girl|