An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has remanded Bishop Daniel Oluwafeyiropo of Nigeria in custody for allegedly raping two churchgoers.
Bishop Feyi allegedly committed the crime in June 2020 in Ikota Villa Estate in the Lekki neighborhood of Lagos state, but he has maintained his innocence.
In the court hearing on Monday, April 17, Justice Ramon Oshodi remanded the clergy and founder of I Reign Christian Ministry in the Kirikiri Correctional Facility pending when his bail conditions are met.
Mr Oshodi granted the defendant N20 million bail with two sureties in the same amount. He stated that one of the sureties must own a build-up property in Lagos State, with a value sufficient to cover the bail amount.
“The original document of the landed property must be submitted to the chief registrar of Lagos State.
“The sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must have three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State,” he said.
The judge also ordered the defendant to surrender his international passport with the court’s chief registrar and ordered an accelerated hearing of the case. He then set the trial date for May 9th.