A 38-year-old pastor and businessman, Ofure Rey Siakpere has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating his 14-year-old in-law.
An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sentenced the convict on Wednesday, January 19,
Siakpere was 35 at the time he committed the offence around March 2018 at his residence located at No. 10, Salaudeen Imam Street, Lagos.
The minor who was in court during the trial recalled how the convict who is married to her aunt overpowered and defiled her at least 15 times.
Despite her testimony in court, the accused and his wife countered the minor’s claim while the suspect continued to maintain his innocence.
The presiding judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye, however, ruled that the prosecution proved its case beyond any reasonable doubts and also brought in witnesses who gave “compelling and convincing” accounts.
The judge ruled that asides being sentenced to life imprisonment with no option of fine, the convict’s name will also be registered in the Sex Offenders Register of Lagos state government.
Meanwhile, the convict, who may spend the rest of his life in jail was quite active on Twitter before he was charged to court and sentenced to life.
In his Twitter bio, he professed of his love for God with the hashtag #God-fearingteam and “Jesus Christ” boldly displayed on his Twitter account.
In his pinned tweet, the convict advised men who place relevance on women, money and power to “keep it checked today”.