A 41 year-old Prophet of a popular pentecostal church in Benin City has been remanded in prison custody by a Chief Magistrate Court, for allegedly defiling his 7 years old daughter.
Benjamin Bernard who is one of the presiding pastors of the church called Destiny Explosion Ministry on Constain Road, New Benin, Benin City, allegedly committed the act of incest against his third daughter on 26th January 2016.‎
He however pleaded not guilty to the offence as the court ordered his remand in custody till the next court date.
The court heard from the 7-year old girl who was led in evidence by the prosecuting Counsel from the state Ministry of Justice, Kenneth Ugiagbe, how his father has been defiling her.
She told the court that on one occasion after committing the act, her father used a white handkerchief to clean her up and warned her not to mention it to anyone else or he would kill her.
The matter was consequently adjourned to 16th March 2016 for further hearing.

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