An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday ordered a 37-year-old self-acclaimed pastor, Korede Olamide, to be remanded in prison custody for allegedly raping and robbing a woman.
Korede is also accused of unlawfully detaining the victim and putting a hard substance, known as ‘Valium 5’ in her drink, making her to sleep till the next day.
He was arraigned before Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat on a sixcount charge bothering on unlawful detention, maliciously administering poison, rape, causing a person to engage in sexual intercourse, provoking breach of peace and stealing.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the crime on August 20 at Popoola Guest House, Alapere-Ketu, Lagos.
Ihiehie explained that the victim met the accused some time ago and told her that he was a pastor, giving her some messages about herself. He said: “The accused told her some of her problems and the barriers she was facing in life, saying that he would help solve her problems with prayers.
“The accused, after their meeting the first time, followed her up with phone calls and asking her the kind of dreams she has been having of late.”