Prophet accused of raping 7 year old daughter

An Ogbesun Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 41-year-old Prophet, Benjamin Bernard, in prison custody for alleged r*pe of his seven-year-old daughter.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiye Omoruyi, refused to admit the cleric to bail.

The prosecutor, Kenneth Ugiagbe, said the pastor committed the incest against his third daughter on January 26, 2016.

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The minor, led in evidence by Ugiagbe, told the court that after defiling her, Bernard used a white
handkerchief to clean her private parts.

She said her father warned her not to mention it to anyone else, and threatened to kill her if she did.

Bernard pleaded not guilty to the one count of defilement preferred against him. The court adjourned the matter till March16 for further hearing.

 

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