Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Edo: Prophet remanded for defiling daughter


An Ogbeson Magistrate Court has remanded one Prophet Benjamin Bernard to prison custody for allegedly defiling his seven years old daughter.


Prophet Benjamin, aged 41, is one of the presiding pastors of Destiny Explosion Ministry located in Benin City.

He was alleged to have committed the incest on 26th January 2016.

The victim was his third daughter

Prophet Benjamin pleaded not guilty to the offence.



The victim during her testimony by the prosecuting Counsel from the state Ministry of Justice, Kenneth Ugiagbe, told the court that her father used a white handkerchief to clean her private part after committing the act.

She said her father warned her not to mention the act to anyone or he would kill her.

Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Taye Omoruyi ordered the accused remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case to March 16 for further hearing.