Presiding magistrate of the Court, Chief magistrate Carl Moeteke, who sentenced the Pastor, said he was found guilty with overwhelmed evidence in a three counts of conspiracy, attempted r*pe and illicit s*xual act.
The housemaid, 13yrs old Helen, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, was said to have resisted the attempt by the pastor to make love to her on her return from market where she had gone to buy food stuff and other cooking materials.
The pastor was said to have threatened to eject her from his house if she failed to comply. It was stated that a week after, the pastor pounced on the maid and pushed a red candle into her private part after forcing her into his bedroom.
He was reportedly arrested in Kwale when his wife reported the maid’s complaints to the police.
Police prosecution witness, Sgt Promise Enebeli, told the court that Pastor Ruben was arrested when the matter was reported at the Kwale Police Division, adding that upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime and was charged to the court.
Funny enough, the Pastor's lawyer, Mr. Thomas Okobi, had dismissed claims by his wife, Mrs. Esther Okotie, insisting that his client (Pastor Ruben) was innocent of the crime.
But the court said that the evidence against his was overwhelming and sent him to jail, straight.