Court remands ‘prophet’ for ‘raping,’ ‘impregnating’ two sisters
Enoch Sule, a self-described prophet, has been ordered to be remanded in custody by a Chief Magistrates' Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, for allegedly raping and impregnating two sisters.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has accused Sule of rape. Sule is the general overseer of Kamurum Bajju's Prayer Tabernacle Ministry.
According to news sources, the offence violates section 258 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.
However, due to a lack of authority to hear the case, the sitting judge, Samson Kwasu, rejected the accused's plea.
Kwasu directed the prosecutor to forward the case files to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He adjourned both cases until Sept.8 for further mention.
Earlier, the NSCDC prosecutor, Mr Marcus Audu, told the court that the matter was reported to the corps by the Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kafanchan on Aug.8.
Audu stated that Sule deceived the older sister, 19, into accompanying to the mountain for prayer and fasting.
He said while on the mountain, the defendant instructed the girl to remove her cloth and pray naked as directed by the Holy Spirit.
According to him, Sule forcefully had sexual intercourse with the girl, which resulted in pregnancy.
He added that a month later in April, Sule repeated the same trick on the girl’s 17-year-old younger sister and also get her pregnant.
Newsmen report that the two sisters’ case against the prophet were filed and read out separately.