By Citizens Platform
A 27-year-old Abuja-based pastor, Emmanuel Onyiuke, was on Thursday, arraigned before an Abuja Senior Magistrate Court, Karu, Abuja, for having allegedly committed homosexual acts on a 19-year-old.
Onyiuke, the General Overseer of Divine Power Healing Ministry in Jikwoyi, FCT, allegedly committed the offence on August 2.
The accused was arraigned on a four-count charge of causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit homosexual and unnatural offence.
Prosecutor Atteh Effiong told the court that the accused gave the 19-year-old some alcoholic drinks, which were laced with sleep-inducing substance.
In his words: “The victim woke up and saw himself lying on the bed of the accused person in his bedroom.
“The accused had sexual intercourse with him through his anus against his will which left him with serious injuries afterwards”
Onyiuke however pleaded not guilty to the charges and his counsel thereafter made an oral application for bail.
Senior Magistrate Anna Akobi granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum.
Akobi held that the surety must be a federal civil servant not below Grade Level 10, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
The case has been adjourned to September 19, for further hearing.
Source: Citizens Platform
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