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Court remands cleric over alleged rape of 19-year-old girl

A Warri-South Magistrates’ Court in Delta, on Wednesday remanded a cleric, Elijah Orhonigbe, at the Warri Custodial Centre, for allegedly raping his church member’s 19-year-old daughter.

Magistrate Ejiro Diejomaoh ordered the remand of Orhonigbe, who is the Founder/General Overseer of Victory Revival Fasting and Ministry, Warri, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The magistrate noted that in the advent that there was no space at the custordial centre, the defendant should be remanded at the A Divisional Police Station, Warri.

Diejomaoh consequently adjourned the case untill July 24, for mention.

The Police prosecutor, SP Vincent Orawemen, had told the court that the defendant allegedly rape a 19-year-old daughter of his church member, on May 20.

Orawemen said that the defendant carried out the unlawful act inside his church.

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