The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced the founder of “I Reign Christian Ministry”, in the Lekki area of Lagos, Bishop Feyiropo Daniels to Life Imprisonment for the rape of one of his church members.
Last year, Bishop Daniels was arraigned by the Lagos state government on two counts bordering on allegedly having sexual intercourse with two of his church members which he pleaded not guilty.
He was also accused of having sexual relations with three other women to whom he had given the amount of N100,000 to one for hospital treatment, paid school fees for another and related with the last woman, as a leader in the campus fellowship affiliated with his ministry at Akungba-Akobo in Ondo State
Delivering judgment, today, Justice Oshodi said he believed the testimony of the complainant as well as other witnesses who gave direct evidence which were not contradicted at any point during the trial, despite the denials of the defendant.
The court also held that the prosecution had successfully proven all the ingredients of rape under section 260(2) of the criminal laws of Lagos state, 2015.
Justice Oshodi however discharged the defendant of a second count of allegedly raping another church member at his home in 2020.
Justice Rahman Oshodi sentenced the bishop to 3 Years Imprisonment for the offence of sexual assault of two members of his church, with both sentences to run concurrently and his name is also to be registered in the Sexual Offenders Register as maintained by the Lagos State Government.