A pastor of Pentecostal church in Onitsha, Anambra state (Namewithheld) is presently cooling his heels at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Onitsha, for allegedly raping an eleven year-old girl in his church.
The pastor was said to have accused the young girl of possesing a demonic spirit and asked her mother, Mrs. Chioma Onyeji who was in the church for a spiritual programme to leave the girl behind for some days in order to send away the evil spirit in her.
It was gathered that the pastor, whose church is situated at Tasia Road, Inland Town, Onitsha, was said to have told Mrs. Onyeji that her daughter would die in the next five days if she went back home with her.
Mrs Onyeji, who leaves in Asaba, Delta State, saw her daughter bleeding from her private part when she returned to pick her girl from the church.
Our source gathered from a source that the girl told her mother that the pastor raped her three times after spreading white cloth on the ground
The woman was said to have reported the matter to the police who immediately arrested the pastor and charged him for rape.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at the CPS, Onitsha, Mr. Abdul Yusuf, when contacted yesterday on a phone, said that he was not on seat.
But a police officer, who did not want his name mentioned, confirmed the incident, adding that the pastor would soon be charged to court.
The officer said that the pastor had confessed that he raped the girl once and not thrice as she alleged