A 20-year-old man, Samuel Olamilekan has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s court for having canal knowledge of two teenagers from one family.
The suspect said to be undergoing a pastoral training in one Cherubim
and Serafim Church was said to have had canal knowledge of the little
girls without their consent.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams, told the court
that Olamilekan had a vision for the girls that they had unfamiliar
spirit (Emere) and asked them to see him so that he can cast out the
spirit from them. On getting there, Olamilekan allegedly assaulted the
two young girls by beating them with broom and palm tree in order to
cast out the unfamiliar spirit in them.
Olamilekan was also accused of obtaining the sum of N4,000 from them
on the pretext of using it to buy candle to pray for them in order to
cast out the unfamiliar spirit finally.
Williams said that the suspect committed the said offense on August 25, 2012 at about 10:00pm in the Ikeja area of Lagos.
The defendant whose residential address could not be ascertained as
at the time of the arraignment is facing a three-count charge of having
canal knowledge, assault and obtaining money.
According to Williams, the offense committed contravened section
258(2) and 170 and punishable under section 258(2), of the criminal
law, vol.44 No. 11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
When the charges were read to him, Olamilekan pleaded not guilty and
Magistrate Olagbegi Adelabu ordered the defendant to be remanded in
prison custody till further hearing