Pastor bags 12 years imprisonment for raping 14-year-old congregant

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja has convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison, a pastor, Princewill Basil for raping a 14-year-old girl

Princewill was re-arraigned on a 4-count charge bordering on rape, impersonation and attempt to cause abortion.

The cleric had on July 27 and December 31, 2011, forcefully had sexual intercourse with 14-year-old Favour Iwuoha, at his church, Mountain Mover Ministry International and his house at Nyanya, Abuja, without her consent and impregnated her.

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Upon realizing that favour was pregnant, Basil purchased drugs which he forced the minor to drink with the intention of terminating the pregnancy.

When the drugs caused bleeding, he took her to Fountainhead Medical Centre, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, where an evacuation was carried out to save her life.

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