Nigerian Pastor Jailed For 34 Years In The UK
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Nigerian Pastor Jailed For 34 Years In The UK

Austin Papi

A Nigerian, who is an evangelical pastor residing in the United Kingdom, has been handed a 34-year jail term in Britain on Friday. He was convicted for a series of rape and sexual abuse against children and adults in the last two decades.

A UK judge presiding the case, announced that the self-styled prophet, Michael Oluronbi, has accomplished one of the worst cases of sexual abuse against children ever to be heard in court.

The 60-year-old, who originally lived in Nigeria, was charged with 15 counts of rape, seven counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault at a trial that ended in January.

The court was informed that there have been at least 88 separate occasions on which he raped his underage victims, who are now adults. It was also reported that the pastor had convinced some of his victims to take part in spiritual bathing, which he said would cleanse them of evil spirits.

According to evidences presented in the Birmingham Crown Court in central England, it was reported that some of his young female victims became pregnant several times. But Oluronbi, being a trained pharmacist, took them to abortion clinics to hide his crimes.

Judge Sarah Buckingham had this to say to the accused, Oluronbi;

”you are an arrogant, selfish and vain, You abused your position of trust.

“They (his victims) trusted you like God…. In my judgment, your offending must be one of the worst cases of sexual abuse of multiple children to come before the courts.”

Oluronbi was described by his victims as “controlling,” he was finally arrested after one of those he abused came forward to finger him for assault. He was detained by police last year at Birmingham airport on his way to Nigeria.

When asked about the offences, he told the court that the devil made him commit those atrocities.

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