Famous Warri pastor remanded in prison over alleged rape

A famous Warri Pastor, Joshua Mone has been remanded in prison for the alleged rape and indecent assault of a member of his church.

Pastor Joshua Mone was on Thursday remanded in prison after a Magistrate Court sitting in Ekpan-Warri, Delta State on three count charge bothering on rape, indecent assault and obtaining by false pretence.

Famous Warri pastor remanded in prison over alleged rape


Joshua Mone who is the Head-Pastor and General Overseer of Voice of Liberty Church, Jakpa Road, Effurun, in Delta state, is facing a three count charge bothering on rape, indecent assault and obtaining by false pretence of a member of his congregation, by the name Miss Ojaruwedae Emarieta.

The charged was preferred against him by the police.

In the suit with Charge No: MEK/62c/2019, Prosecuting counsel informed the court that the “defendant allegedly deceived the said victim that he wanted to see a fellow pastor requesting her to accompany him.

“The unsuspecting victim followed him without suspecting any foul-play. He took her to Jovi Garden located at Udu road, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State where he allegedly put a certain substance in her drink which left her drowsy.

“Thereafter, he allegedly raped the victim. When she regained consciousness he threatened her that if she reports to anybody she was going to die and that the person she reports to will die also.

“He, thereafter, obtained monies from her regularly under the guise of sowing seeds.”

The Magistrate ordered that Joshua be remanded in prison custody and then adjourned the matter till 15th October for a return date and for filling of information.

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