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The shepherd goes to life imprisonment for defiling a minor in rivers

The pastor is said to have contaminated his victim and got her pregnant, which led to the birth of a child who later died.

A 39-year-old pastor, Judge Aniele, was sentenced to life in prison by the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Aniele, a pastor with a Pentecostal church in the state, is said to have contaminated his victim, an orphan in his care, and made her pregnant, which resulted in the birth of a child who later died.

The incident occurred at the Amaji community in the Omuma local government area of ​​the state on December 11, 2017.

The trial judge, Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chukwu, in her judgment, found the defendant guilty of the charges.

The court found that Aniele showed no remorse for her actions, but she attempted to terminate the pregnancy more than once and threatened to kill the victim if she revealed the truth to anyone.

The offense is punishable under the Rivers State Child Right Law 2009.

Speaking with reporters outside the courtroom, the prosecutor, Lilian Franklin, described the sentence as “well served”

However, the defense attorney declined to comment on the ruling.

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