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Self acclaimed Bishop who allegedly raped woman remanded in Ilorin


By Kayode Adeoti

One Oluwafeyiropo Daniels who claimed to be a Bishop was on Tuesday remanded at Oke Kura Correctional Service over alleged abduction and sexual harassment of a lady (names withheld) who resides at Basin area, Ilorin, Kwara State.
The defendant (Oluwafeyiropo) was dragged before magistrate Muhammad Ibrahim, on the offences of obtaining property by false pretences, impersonation, injurious falsehood, criminal force on a woman with intent to outage modesty contrary to section 1 (1) (a)  (c)  of advance fee fraud and other fraud related offences act 2006 and sections 179, 393, 397, 273, 273, and 261 of penal code law.
The Bishop according to Police First Information Report (FIR), met the lady on social media and invited her to his residence in Lekki, Lagos State which she obliged.
The police report added that Oluwafeyiropo allegedly kept her in confinement where he reportedly sexually and severally abused her.
Under the disguise of providing spiritual assistance, the Bishop was said to have lured her into parting with sums of money.
The FIR further revealed that the lady was able to escape to Ilorin from Bishop’s net through the assistance of one Pastor Busayo Komolafe.
Following the police report, the fake Bishop was said to be threatening and intimidating the victim and the pastor who aided her escape from his custody.
The Bishop, who is the defendant, was said to have been able to perpetrate his act by presenting himself as spiritual representative of renowned late Prophet David Olulana Babajide, the patriarch of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide and founder of Babajide School of Prophets and Evangelist, in Ilesa, Osun State.
The defendant was also said to have deceitfully and fraudulently induced Pastor Busayo Akomolafe to part with his Toyota Highlander Jeep valued at about N1m.
He was ordered to be remanded in the correctional service by Magistrate Ibrahim after the argument of the prosecutor, Yusuf Nasir, was taken and the case was adjourned to 7th January, 2020.

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