A 53-year-old Anglican Priest, Gabriel Asateru has now been sentenced to five years in prison by an Ado-Ekiti State High Court for defiling a minor.
On Monday, the police charged Asateru with defilement. An offense which contravened provisions of Section 31 of the Child Rights Law Cap C7, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria 2005.
However, The State Counsel, Mrs.Ronke Odefola told the court that the convict committed the offense on or about Dec. 23, 2016,at Ayebaju Street, Ifisin Ekiti.
She said that the convict, an Anglican priest, defiled the five-year-old when he visited her parents.
The accused was first arraigned on January 2018 and he pleaded not guilty to the charge, NAN reports.
To prove the case, the prosecution called three witnesses from the office of the Department of Public Prosecution, as exhibits tendered included a doctor’s report, defendant’s statements, and other witnesses statements.