A 32- year-old ‘pastor’ was today arraigned by police before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a woman.
Micheal Akpan, a resident of 17, Unity Close, Obawole, Iju, Lagos, allegedly committed the offence on August 17 at his residence.
Prosecuting Inpector Raji Akeem said the accused pretended to be a pastor and told the complainant, a 29- year-old, who was on her way to work, that he had powers to deliver her from satanic oppression.
The accused, he said, told the complainant to buy seven bottles of olive oil for cleansing and asked to meet him in his house later that day.
When she came, the accused, he said, shut the door and raped her.
Akeem said the complainant reported the case at the police station and the accused was arrested.
The offence, he said, contravened Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Akpan pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate Jadesola Adeyemi -Ajayi granted him N200,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.
The case continues on October 10.