By Joel Gomiyar, Abeokuta

The Director of Stephen Center International Abeokuta, Ogun State, Rev. Isaac Oluwale Newton-Wusu is struggling to meet his bail conditions having been standing trial for alleged rape.

The Director of the center, is standing trial at the Ogun state high court, Abeokuta Judicial Division on five-count charge of rape, attempt to commit rape, indecent assault on females contrary to section 358, 359 and 360 of the Criminal code vol 1. Revised Law of Ogun state.

The Ogun State High Court 6, under Hon. Justice S.A Olugbemi on Wednesday granted the accused bail for N5m in addition to two sureties who must be residing with jurisdiction with 3yrs evidence of tax payment and landed property in the state.

Journalists, NAWOJ officials from Plateau at the trial of Rev. Newton

Reacting to the bail condition, the Defence counsel, Samuel Nwaji, who had earlier pleaded with the judge to grant his client bail based on self-recognition and health condition, expressed dissatisfaction with the bail terms given by the judge.

The prosecuting counsel, S.D Maren who did not object to the bail application, expressed satisfaction with the conditions given, noting that bail is a normal thing as the law is clear about it.

It would be recalled that the Director of the center, Rev. Isaac Oluwale Newton-Wusu have been accused and dragged to court by some past inmates of the center under the body of Concern Past Students of Stephen Center International over alleged sexual abused to some female inmates while in school.

Present at the court was a high power delegation of Nigeria Association of Women Journalist, NAWOJ, Plateau state chapter, Federation of Female Lawyers, FIDA plateau state chapter and their Ogun state counterpart among other journalists from Plateau, Kaduna and Ogun States.