A 41-year-old self-acclaimed Prophet has beeen remanded in custody for allegedly raping his 7-year-old daughter in Benin, Edo State capital.
The defendant identified as Benjamin Bernard was arraigned before an Ogbesun Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Bernard pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of defilement but the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiye Omoruyi, paid deaf ears to his plea and declined his bail application.
The Prosecutor, Kenneth Ugiagbe, said the pastor committed the incest against his third daughter on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Ugiagbe further revealed that the defendant wiped the victim’s private part with a white handkerchief after the sordid act.
The prosecutor further told the court that the prophet threatened to kill the victim if she told anyone about the encounter.
Omoruyi subsequently adjourned the case for further hearing until Wednesday, March 16, 2016.