How well do you know that person you say you trust? This made my stomach turn.
As the story goes, the man is an evangelist in the girl’s family’s church and he was ininvited to stay with them (girl’s family) in Marraraba, Nassarawa, based on trust.
But unfortunately, the so-called pastor took advantage of his closeness to her family among his congregation to rape their 13-year-old daughter,
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Sani Mohammed, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia claimed that the suspect had confessed to committing the crime, and said the evangelist had earlier told investigators that he was trying to remove demons from the girl.
“It is unfortunate that the pastor took advantage of his closeness to a family among his congregation to rape their 13-year-old daughter,” he said.
“This man was believed to be a man of God by the family but used the advantage of his said position and proximity to the family to rape the 13-year-old girl,” he lamented.
Mohammed said investigation had been concluded on the matter and the suspect would soon be charged to court.
This is so sickening.
SEE HIS PICTURE BELOW
Punch newspapers have shared a photo of the rapist.
The so-called pastor described the incident as the handiwork of the devil.
While parading the rapist, the police authorities said the cleric had pushed her to his bed and raped her repeatedly. He also threatened to kill the victim if she reported the incident to any member of her family.
However, when the father of the girl learnt of the incident, he reported the matter to the police. The police subsequently stormed the pastor’s home and arrested him.
Policemen also recovered bottles of anointing oil from the suspect’s home as well as a bedspread.
The CP said, “The pastor took advantage of his closeness to the girl’s family – who are members of his congregation – to rape their 13-year-old daughter under the guise of casting out demons from her.”
While speaking with our correspondent at the police command, the pastor confessed to the crime, adding that he didn’t know what came over him when he committed the crime.
He said, “I had been into evangelism for some years now and I have been casting out demons from people who have spiritual and family problems before I met this young girl through her father, Mr. Martins Ijiwo.
“I have been a friend of the family for quite some time.
“I used my anointing oil to lure her into my room and all of a sudden, I was carried away and before I knew what was happening, I saw myself making love to her.”
Animal in human skin.