Nigeria: Pastor rapes female church member for refusing to marry him
A 29-year-old man of God in Ebonyi State, identified as Pastor David Ibe, has been arrested and detained by the police in Ebonyi State for allegedly raping a female church member, Nnenaya Okute, because she refused to accept to marry him.
New Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Ibe who is the clergy in charge of Christ Command Mission, Onicha-Igboeze, Onicha Local Government Area of the state, had allegedly lured Okute to an uncompleted building where he defiled her, leaving her with severe bruises.
The Police Public Relatins officer (PPRO), in the state, DSP George Okafor, who confirmed the arrest, noted that Pastor Ibe committed the offence on February 27, 2016, when he lured the unsuspecting Okute to an uncompleted building at Umuobunna Uburu and sexually assaulted her.
“The suspect is an impostor who is among those claiming to be pastors but dent God’s image through their atrocities.
He has been arrested and has confessed to committing the crime, though he claimed that she refused to marry him after investing heavily on her.
It is terrible that he choose to rape the girl for refusing to marry him, as he will be used to set example to others who commit such crimes.”
Okafor therefore warned members of the public to be wary of evil men in cassocks, claiming to be genuine men of God.