In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, July, 2020

NSCDC Arraigns Pastor Accused Of Raping His 16-12 months-Outdated Housemaid In Kaduna

NSCDC Arraigns Pastor Accused Of Raping His 16-Year-Old Housemaid In Kaduna


NSCDC Arraigns Pastor Accused Of Raping His 16-12 months-Outdated Housemaid In Kaduna

A priest, Reverend Joseph Ma’aji, accused of defiling his 16-year-old housemaid has been apprehended and arraigned by Officers of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Kaduna state command, on Tuesday July 7 earlier than a Chief Justice of the Peace courtroom

NSCDC authorized officer prosecuting the case, Yayayi Jauro, instructed the courtroom that the state social welfare workplace in Kakuri, Kaduna, on July 1, obtained a report of alleged sexual harassment and act of gross indecency in opposition to the Reverend. Jauro stated that Ma’aji was reported to have been unlawfully having sexual activity on a number of events together with his underaged maid, who was entrusted to him by her uncle, at his residence in Barnawa, Kaduna, since 2015.

Based on Jauro, Ma’aji had been molesting the lady and requesting for sexual favours unjustifiably and had voluntarily confessed to have dedicated the crime throughout investigations.

“Medical reviews from Gwamna Awan hospital right here in Kaduna had additionally confirmed fee of the alleged offence”, Jauro stated.

He stated the offence contravened part 257, 260 and 262 of the Kaduna State penal code regulation of 2017.

After listening to the case, the Chief Justice of the Peace, Bashir Shittu, ordered that Ma’aji be remanded pending recommendation from the workplace of the state Director of Public Prosecution. Based on Justice of the Peace Shittu, his courtroom lacked the facility to attempt the accused.

He adjourned the case to Aug. 25, for additional point out.

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