A General overseer of a church, Pastor Chukwudi Chukwumeze has been nabbed by security operatives for sexually assaulting a teenager.
Pastor Chukwudi Chukwumeze (Photo: thenewsnigeria)
A cleric, Pastor Chukwudi Chukwumeze, of Mount Zion Deliverance Ministry, who allegedly sleeps with small girls under the false pretence of delivering the victims from evil spirits through penetration has finally met his waterloo.
According to a report by PM Express, the has been apprehended by men of the Anambra State Police Command, who is in charge of Mount Zion Deliverance Ministry, Ugamuma village, Obosi town in Anambra State, over alleged rape of a 15-year old girl, whom he reportedly engaged in marathon sex deliverance.
The victim was reportedly lured into the Church with a prophecy and he prayed for her.
He later drove her to a hotel, where he probably continued the purported prayer by sex deliverance. The victim returned home and told her mother her nasty experience with Pastor Chukwumeze.
The 34-year old suspect, who is popularly known as Agụudọ from Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area, was paraded at the State Command, Awka, as confirmed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, before newsmen.
The spokesman said that the Pastor was confirmed by witnesses to have been involved in previous cases of rape involving minors and was said to have lured the victim to his church with the prophesy that she had a bright future but was hindered by evil spirits.
SP Haruna Mohammed, who paraded the suspect, told journalists that the Police obtained a medical report showing that the victim (name withheld) had a penetration and the hymen lacerated.
Haruna said, “On 24th October ,2019, we got a report from a woman in Obosi Police Station that the Pastor of Mountain Zion Ministry, Obosi had an unlawful canal knowledge of her daughter.
“Police officers went to the scene, inspected it and victim was rushed to the hospital, where medical report revealed that her vagina was penetrated and laceration of the hymen of the victim occurred.”
“Police went to the hotel and the evidence seen at the hotel corresponded with what the victim told the Police.”
Narrating her ordeal, the victim explained that the Pastor lured and defiled her at a hotel along Eze Iweka Road, Obosi, after making a deliverance prayer for her.
The 15-year old girl added that on her way home after the deliverance prayer, the Pastor stopped his vehicle and told her to enter his car so he can drive her home.
According to the victim, as soon as she entered the vehicle, she lost her memory but eventually saw herself naked on a bed in a hotel.
The mother of the victim, Mrs. Edith Idika, added that after the incident took place on 23rd October 2019, she rushed to the nearest Police Station to make report.
The suspect, however, denied the allegations, saying he only prayed for the girl and since she was the last person to leave the Church, he decided to drop her at her house but sped past her house.
“When I asked her, she said I had passed her house so I stopped at Nkwo ATM point since I had to withdraw money to pay transportation for our members who were going back home” he said.
He denied having canal knowledge of the minor, insisting that the girl was being used to set him up by another Pastor, who was operating at Obosi.