Nigeria: Pastor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault in UK

Abuja, Nigeria - A UK- based Nigerian pastor, Dr. Albert Odulele has pled guilty to sexually molesting under-age children of his parishioners. The resident pastor of Glory House International located in Kent, London was allowed access to minors in his congregation, many of whose parents never had knowledge of his sexual preference.

Dr. Odulele, who was arrested last summer for indecently assaulting a 16-year old and sexually assaulting another, pled guilty to both charges at the Bexley Magistrates' Court in sout- east London and was committed for sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court on an undisclosed date.

LEADERSHIP SUNDAY understands that the alleged sexual assaults took place between 2003 and 2004.

Findings reveal that Pastor Odulele, who goes by the designate 'teacher, preacher and evangelical preacher', is renowned among evangelical Christians and according to his website, his church has a congregation of 3,000; with branches in Leeds, Birmingham, Nigeria and Brazil.

Our checks reveal that during the trial, the court heard how the 47-year-old Odulele initially denied any wrongdoing after he was arrested last summer by the Metropolitan Police's Major Child Abuse Investigation Unit, but upon further interrogation, he admitted to police that he had been 'battling' with his sexuality for years. He however denied that the offences were pre-meditated.

However, it is alleged that there may still be victims who are yet to come forward.