On Friday, an Ikeja sexual offences and domestic violence court sentenced Bishop Feyi Daniels to life imprisonment for raping his church member.
Bishop Daniels, the founder of I Reign Christian Ministry, was also handed three years imprisonment for the offense of sexual assault.
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) in a statement on Friday, January 26, said the two sentences are to run concurrently.
Daniel’s name will also be registered in the Sexual Offenders Register as maintained by Lagos State.
The cleric was arraigned by the Lagos state government over rape, attempted rape and sexual assault of his church members.
He faced trial on an amended four-count charge bordering on rape, sexual assault and attempted rape.
The trial judge, Rahman Oshodi, on Friday, found the cleric culpable of rape and sexual assault of a female worshipper.
The suspect in his defense last year had testified that he believes three out of the four women accusing him of sexually assaulting them conspired to turn against him.
Daniels said that one of those women lied against him because he did not help her sort out some financial issues.
In May 2023, the cleric was remanded in court for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman at his Lekki residence.
The church member had told the court that the cleric had sex with her during a prayer session, while speaking in tongues.