Ade Adesomoju, Abuja
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday upheld the conviction and the 14 years imprisonment imposed on a pastor, Basil Princewill, for raping a 14-year-old girl.
The pastor with the appellation of ‘Apostle’ was also said to have attempted to abort the pregnancy resulting from the sexual scam.
A three-man panel, in a unanimous judgment read by Justice Stephen Adah, held that it found nothing wrong with the June 25, 2019 judgment of Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which convicted the pastor.
Justice Adah ruled that Princewill’s appeal against the lower court’s...readmore