Pastor Allegedly Raping 14-Yr-Old Member, Sells Church Building And Relocates

A pastor, Chris McDouglas Omosokpea of Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Oshodi, Lagos, who’s facing a charge for the rape of his member’s teen daughter has allegedly sold his church building and fled to an unknown place to establish another church. SaharaReporters reports that Omosokpea had allegedly sexually abused a 14-year-old girl for the past four years before he was arrested in June 2020 and charged before the court for defilement. He was, however, granted bail on health grounds before the Lagos High Court. Omosokpea didn’t show up in court when the case came up again on Tuesday, March 2. The Presiding Magistrate, Kubeinje, subsequently adjourned the case till April 21, 2021. It was gathered that, before he was arrested, the victim claimed the pastor deceived her with fake prophecies and she kept the abuses away from her parents, who had been members of the church for over 12 years, with a strong belief that Pastor Douglas was a real man of God. However, when she could no lon

Plateau Governor Recalls Over 2,000 Dismissed Teachers

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has approved that the more than 2,000 teachers disengaged from the service of the state in 2013 be recalled.

The Chairman of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof. Mathew Sule, disclosed this at a news conference in Jos on Monday.

He said that the teachers were disengaged for allegedly presenting unclassified certificates, and for their failure to meet the minimum requirements stipulated by the government for teachers in the state.

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The SUBEB boss said that the governor, in his efforts to improve the educational sector in the state, approved their recall to address the shortfall of teachers in its public primary schools.

Sule listed those dismissed to include 519 teachers, 553 religious instructors and 945 whose appointments were terminated.

“Five hundred and nineteen teachers dismissed for presenting unclassified certificates during the last biometric capturing were pardoned.

“Those who have now obtained the minimum teaching qualification of NCE out of this number will be recalled and re-engaged.

“Those that were unable to get additional qualifications, but had spent 10 years in the service will be retired with full benefits, “he said.

The SUBEB boss said that the board would also recall the 945 teachers, whose appointments were terminated for their inability to obtain NCE after the period of grace, but had now done so.

He, however, noted that those that were unable, but have reached 10 years, would be retired with full benefits.

Sule said that the board would extend same gesture to the 553 religious instructors, who were not captured during the biometric.

Sule advised the affected teachers to reciprocate the government’s gesture through renewed commitment to service.

Mr Gunshin Yarlings, the State Chairman of the National Union of Teacher thanked the governor for the gesture and implored his members to discharge their services diligently.