Pastor Justice Aniele, who untill his judgement, was a pastor with a Pentecostal church in Rivers State confessed he took advantage of the 14-year old orphan who was in his care, on several counts, which got her pregnant.
The actions of this 39-Years-old Pastor Justice Aniele led him to Land himself a Life Imprisonment by a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt for allegedly defiling a minor.
The girl had the baby but fortunately, died later in an undisclosed time. The incident took place at Amaji community in Omuma Local Government Area of the state on 11 December 2017. The trial judge, Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chukwu, in her judgment, found the accused guilty of the charges.
The court held that Aniele did not show any remorse for his actions, but attempted to ab*rt the pregnancy more than once and threatened to kill the victim should she reveal the truth to anyone. The offense is punishable under the Rivers State Child Right Law 2009.
Speaking to journalists outside the courtroom, the prosecution counsel, Lilian Franklin described the judgment as “well served” Defence counsel however declined comments on the judgment.