A Nigerian priest has been jailed eight years for sexually assaulting a woman in the United Kingdom.
The 58 year old Nigerian priest, Father Hilary Ogom Nwadei has been sentenced to 8 months in jailed by a UK court for sexually assaulting a woman he met while staying at St Mary’s Priory in Leyland on December 12, 2013.
Father Nwadei, a priest from the Diocese of Issele-Uku in Delta State, Nigeria, had moved to the UK to pursue his doctorate in Law degree at the University of Lancashire when the incident happened. Lancashire Evening Post, reported.
He was said to have complained of loneliness and became friends with his victim. On the day of the incident, he'd invited the lady to come to his room to help him pack for a trip to Nigeria when he assaulted her by fondling her boobs.
Presenting the case to the court, the prosecuting counsel, David Trayno said
“The defendant (fr Nwadei) leaned against the door of the room, causing it to shut. He was between her and her way out of the room. He asked her for a kiss and she presented him with her cheek, but the defendant said ‘No, a proper kiss’, then kissed her on the lips.
“The victim said she wanted to leave and tried to leave, and then the defendant asked if she had any sexual feelings towards him. When she said no the defendant reached up the back of her jumper and undid her bra.
Then he moved his hands round the front, underneath her jumper and placed his hands under her bra, onto her naked breasts. He fondled her breasts for a matter of seconds.
The woman made her excuses to leave, but he was still between her and the door, so she couldn’t leave at that point.”he said.
Father Nwadei then unzipped his trousers, bought out his penis and at that point, the woman asked to leave which he obliged but pleaded with her to keep what transpired between them a secret.”