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Pastor arraigned for sleeping with married chorister in Edo

A pastor has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, for sleeping with a church member, who is a married chorister.

Pastor arraigned for sleeping with married chorister in Edo lailasnews


The 34-year-old pastor, Joseph Igwemon, who is the pastor of the Global Influence Ministry, was said to have committed the offence on October 15, 2018, in the Mission Road area of Benin metropolis.

The woman was said to be a chorister in Igwemon’s church and was wedded to her husband by the accused.

The prosecution said the offence contravened sections 249(d) and 361 of the Criminal Code applicable in the state.

The charges read in part,

“That you, Pastor Joseph Igwemon, on October 15, 2018, at noon in your church, Global Influence Ministry, at 16, Owoseni Street, off Mission Road, Benin, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by having carnal knowledge of one Stella George, who is a chorister in your church, having wedded her and her husband, one Paul Nosakhare, and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Cap 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo State.

“That you, Pastor Joseph Igwemon, on the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, did abduct one Mrs Stella George by keeping her in your house for months, knowing that she is married and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 361 of the Criminal Code, Cap 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo State.”

But Igwemon pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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The presiding magistrate, Mrs Isi Iyoha, granted the pastor bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum, who must be gainfully employed.

She adjourned the case to November 29, 2018, for definite hearing.

110 Comments

  1. The pastor shouldn’t be the only appearing in court. The woman should also appear because she was not raped.

  2. A pastor doing what he preaches against. If she was really abducted,then d pastor should be punish alone,if not,d two need to be punish.

  3. Fake pastors everywhere, a true pastor/man of God cannot do such a dirty thing and another thing I want to chip in here is that some of our ladies when they go to churches their aims is to lure the so-called men of God into bed. I suggest that both the pastor and the woman should be dealt with seriously.

  4. Even a called pastor what is those world Turing into this is why it’s not advisable to attend all these unregistered churches because you are simply looking for quick miracle and healing please choose wisely

  5. Some Ungodly pastors like this are the reasons why daddy freeze always attack men of God. You were the one who pounced them husband and wife and you could still be sleeping with her.you deserve to rotten in jail

  6. This is why it’s not advisable to attend all these unregistered churches because you are simply looking for a quick miracle and healing please choose wisely

  7. Both the pastor and the woman has messed up, what kind of thing is this,people can’t control them selves again

  8. A pastor that truly loves serving God and has the fear of God, will not think of such act. Pastors that are supposed to be emulated, are doing otherwise.

  9. That man is a disgrace to Christianity ….he is not worthy to be a pastor they are just hiding under the title to perpetrate their evil act

  10. This is end time pastor coming from the pity of hell, may God have mercy upon him and the so called woman Stella

  11. this pastor needs to be whooped but it is not yet clear to me if he literally forced the said married chorister to carry out the embarrassing act cos if both did it with each others consent, then we should be talking about the adultery. i wonder the kind of preaching the said pastor dishes out to his congregation/follower on adultery and sacredness of marriage

  12. What awful act form man represent the will of God on the earth, it’s so disgrace to pastor’s colleagues and also to his family.

  13. though the pastor did a wrong thing but they should ask the lady questions too …they have been involved in such act for long the pastor didn’t go to her house and forced her to follow him to his house

  14. Why arrest the pastor……was it rape???? NO

    So why arrest him….the woman is as guilty as the man….they both committed and enjoyed the act

  15. Why grant him bail? How can a man of God abduct another man’s wife and keep her in his custody for months and has also being abusing her. The lady may have even being drugged or charmed. That man of God is just a disgrace to Christianity

  16. He is a fake pastor . I guess the woman is promiscuous too. SHe was willing to sleep with the pastor else she would have turned the offer down

  17. it’s not advisable to attend all these unregistered churches because you are simply looking for quick miracle and healing please choose wisely

  18. What a shameful and disgraceful act. What does the pastor preach in his church? That serves him right, May anger of God descend on both of them. They can never escape from their adulterous relationship.

  19. All this mushroom church pastors u people will never cease to amaze me… A married woman? Dat pastor doesn’t fear God at all

  20. Abducting another man’s wife? This is the height of it!
    Serves him right. He should be kept behind bars for the rest of his life

  21. The pastor needs Deliverance because is not normal for a man of God to commit such a despicable act by defying his body which is the temple of the most high.

  22. A pastor! Some of them can never be trusted, how can he do such a thing,it was even him that wed them in d church,wonder will never end

  23. Unbelievable! A man of God ohhh,God help us.that man should be sentenced to prison and not granting him bail.granting him bail mean encouraging other evil men like him to continue in their wicked ways

  24. This is really halirious no matter what their reasons may be, Kai the pastor didn’t think of his members and God. The woman didn’t think of his matrimonial home, wonders shall never end!

  25. Mr. Joseph is a disgrace to the office he hold.
    If he cannot control himself why can’t he get married . Mrs Stella is also at fault for allowing another man to drink out of her fountain

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