From Joel Gomiyer, Abeokuta

A Nigerian Reverend standing trial for allegedly abusing female students under his care has been remanded in prison.

Rev. Isaac Newton-Wusu, the Director, Stephen Center International, a local child support foundation in Abeokuta, Southeast Nigeria is facing a five-count charge of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault of females.

The offenses are contrary to section 358, 359 and 360 of the Criminal code vol 1. Revised Law of Ogun State.

Mr. Newton who pleaded not guilty to the charges during his trial yesterday at High Court 6, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital was remanded in custody for failing to meet his bail conditions.

The court had asked him to deposit N5million with two Sureties who must have evidence of three years tax Clearance and landed Property within Ogun State.

His demand for bail on self-recognition pending the resumption of hearing on April 17, 2019 was declined by the standing judge, Mr. S.A. Olugbemi.

Mr. Newton's trial has been widely celebrated by acclaimed victims of his as well as interested parties across the country.

The case is being fronted by the Nigerian Union of Women Journalists and the International Federation of Women Lawyers.