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Kaduna: Apostle Joseph of Religion Agape Church arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old lady for 5 years

The Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a pastor recognized as Apostle Joseph Alhassan , for allegedly raping a 16-year-old lady for 5 years.

Alhassan, who’s the pastor of Religion Agape Church, Narayi Kaduna State, used to be arrested at his place of dwelling, No 158 B, Abdulrahman Street, Shagari Low Value, Barnawa Kaduna.

The suspect used to be arrested following a grievance filed through the Kaduna State Ministry of Human Services and products and Social Construction.

Talking at the incident, the sufferer (title withheld), instructed Social Welfare Officer-in-charge of the case, Ms. Brenda Bartholomew, that Alhassan sexually abused her over the past 5 years.

In keeping with Bartholomew, the sufferer, from Saminaka, Lere Native Executive Space of the state, have been dwelling with the accused since she used to be 11 years outdated as a house-help.

She defined that when receiving the ideas, the sufferer used to be taken to the Sexual Attack Referral Centre, Kakuri, for scientific exam.

On her section, the Government Director, Bridge that Hole Initiative, Ms Gloria Bulus, instructed NAN that she came upon in regards to the sufferer’s quandary via a neighbour’s kid who attended identical faculty with the sufferer.

“In past due October 2019, we heard {that a} 12-year-old lady, additionally a house-help in Alhassan’s home, had instructed a few of her buddies in school that her fellow house-help used to be being sexually molested through Alhassan.

“We made up our minds to seek advice from the varsity, Aliyu Makama Number one Faculty, Barnawa, to research the alleged crime. We met the Assistant Head Trainer, Mrs. Rebecca Sambo, who claimed lack of understanding of the problem however the sufferer reaffirmed the allegation and we had been in a position to touch her folks in Kagarko, who got here and took her away.

When contacted, the NSCDC Kaduna State showed the incident, including that subject used to be being investigated.

In the meantime, Alhassan denied committing the crime. He maintained that the allegation used to be baseless.

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