A sixteen-year-old girl who was impregnated by a Lagos pastor, Tunde Daniel, and lost her fallopian tube to an ectopic pregnancy, underwent multiple abortions for the priest, the police have revealed.
Saturday PUNCH had reported last week how Daniel was arrested after the case came to light through the Child Protection Network that the head of the Royal Heritage Church, Mafoluku, Lagos, had been sexually abusing the teenager since she was 15.
He had taken the girl to the High Rocks Hospital, Oshodi-Isolo, claiming to be her guardian and that she was impregnated by her boyfriend.
The hospital claimed that a procedure was conducted on her to save her life when it was learnt that her case had become critical due to the ectopic pregnancy.
But the police had now identified another hospital where the pastor had allegedly taken the girl for abortions in the past.
The doctor of the hospital, God’s Own Clinic, Iyana-Ipaja, who was identified as Dr. Nosa, was arrested
On Thursday, Nosa and Daniel were arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on four counts of defilement, conspiracy, abduction and unlawful abortion on a child.
They were later granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties in like sum.
They were both remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison pending when they would be able to meet their bail conditions.
The case has been adjourned till January 11, 2018.
The Coordinator of CPN in Isolo and Ejigbo, Mr. Ebenezer Omejalile, who brought the case to light, said the Department of Public Prosecution had already requested for the case files on both men.
“This is a victory for CPN and all that contributed to this very end. Nobody is above the law and every parent should be on guard. CPN is always on the lookout for predators like this pastor.
“Kudos to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, who ensured justice is served. We must appreciate the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team for their efforts too.”