Michael Oluronbi, a UK-based Nigerian pastor, who was recently convicted of raping six young girls and a boy, says he’s “an animal and was not meant to be human”.
According to West Midland Police, Oluronbi targeted his victims over 20 years with help from Juliana Oluronbi, his wife.
The 60-year-old self-proclaimed pastor and pharmacist was convicted of 15 counts of rape, seven counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault during last Friday’s ruling by a Birmingham crown court.
His wife was also convicted of two counts of aiding and abetting the rape of a child and one count of aiding and abetting the rape of an adult.
|Michael Oluronbi was abusing children for more than two decades (Photo credit: West Midland Police)|
Oluronbi was said to often carry out such act under the guise of conducting “spiritual bathing,” which he said would “cleanse them of evil spirits.”
The court held that Oluronbi took some of his female victims who got pregnant after having sex with them to clinics for abortion, with a view of concealing his acts.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) also disclosed that his victims “fell under the benign influence and authority the defendants held, and honestly believed their actions were on God’s behalf”.
|Juliana Oluronbi was convicted of aiding and abetting the sexual assault of her husband’s victims. (Photo credit: West Midland Police)|
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