In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, June, 2020

Courtroom Remands Bishop In Jail Over Alleged R*pe Of 19-12 months-Outdated Woman In Delta

Court Remands Bishop In Prison Over Alleged R*pe Of 19-Year-Old Girl In Delta

Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe

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The Justice of the Peace Courtroom II sitting in Warri, Delta State has remanded in jail custody a Warri based mostly cleric, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe for allegedly raping a nineteen-year-old lady, Day by day Submit stories.

The Courtroom presided over by Ejiro.H. Diejomaoh (Mrs.) mentioned it lacks the jurisdiction to listen to the matter.

The Courtroom mentioned within the occasion that there was no house on the Nigeria Correctional Service in Okere, Warri, the accused must be remanded on the “A” Division Police Station.

The Courtroom additionally adjourned the matter to July 24 for point out.

The accused was dragged earlier than the Courtroom over the alleged rape of a 19-year-old lady(names withheld) by the Police.

Police Prosecutor, SP Vincent Orawemen main DSP Sunny Irabor had in a movement with cost No. NW/113C/2020 prayed the Courtroom to remand the accused in jail custody pending the authorized recommendation of the Delta State Lawyer-Normal and Commissioner for Justice.

However Counsel to the accused, Mr. E.L. Umuze Esq had objected to the movement simply as he prayed the Courtroom to grant the accused bail based mostly on its(Courtroom) discretion.

The Warri Space Commander of the Nigeria Police, ACP Mohammed Muktar Garba hailed the place of the Courtroom.

ACP Garba mentioned it can function a lesson to others who’re hiding below the cloak of Christianity saying,” No person is above the regulation.”

The authorized Adviser of the Nigeria Bar Affiliation, NBA Warri Department, Mr. Collins Tuoyo Osaretin Esq mentioned the accused was arraigned and finally remanded within the Correctional Centre, Okere in Warri.”

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Human Rights Activist, Comrade Israel Joe in a chat with newsmen hailed the Courtroom for remanding the Cleric in jail.

Joe mentioned the Police and the household of the sufferer ought to know that rape instances aren’t purported to be resolved outdoors the Courtroom.

In response to Joe, “They need to be sure that justice is served on this case as a result of rape and defilement is against the law towards our society. The Police should additionally be sure that these concerned face the music consistent with the regulation.


Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe who has been taken to the Nigeria Correctional Service in Okere is the Founder/Normal Overseer of Victory Revival Fasting and Ministry in Warri, Delta State.

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