Pastor, Joseph Igwemon, has been arraigned at an Oredo Magistrate Court, Edo State for alleged abduction and having carnal knowledge of a married woman, Stella George.
The cleric, who was accused of sleeping with Stella inside his church, was arraigned on a two-count charge bothering on abduction and act likely to cause a breach of peace.
the woman is said to be a chorister at the Global Influence Ministry, where Igwemon wedded her with her husband, Mr. Paul Nosakhare. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
he charges read: “That you Pastor Joseph Igwemon on the 15th day of October, 2018, at about 1200 hours in your church, Global Influence Ministry at No. 16 Owoseni Street, off Mission Road, 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 committed 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 committed 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.”
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. Isi Ukhun Iyoha, granted the pastor bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like, who must be gainfully employed. She adjourned the case to November 29, 2018, for definite hearing.

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