The Imo State Police Command has arrested a Pastor of one of the new-generation churches in the state identified as Kenneth Onyeali, for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl and her 16-year-old sick elder sister.
The general overseer of Christ New Covenant Church located in Umuagwo in Ohaji Egbema local government area of Imo State, allegedly committed the said act while supposedly conducting deliverance for the one of the girls who was ill.
Mother of the victims, Mrs. Ijeoma Emeoha who recounted how the incident occurred said the Pastor told her to bring her 10-year-old daughter to look after her sister who developed a health complication on her legs that crippled and forced her out of school.
“The pastor I entrusted my sick daughter into his care and he was repeatedly defiling my sick child for days and when he got tired of her, he demanded that the younger one be brought to him and he continued from where he stopped.
“When my daughter complained after some days of constant sexual intercourse, Pastor Kenneth told her that that was the only way she could be healed of her sickness”.
On how she discovered that her daughter has been defiled, the distraught mother said;
“When my 10 year-old daughter returned from the church, I decided to bath her myself.
“But, I saw her bleeding from her private part and the couldn’t allow me to touch her there. When I queried her, she told me it was Pastor Kenneth that used his fingers inside her vagina. She said the pastor told her that if she wanted her elder sister to get better, she must allow him to remove some evil spirit in her vagina”.
Mrs Emeoha revealed that she discovered that the Pastor has also been sexually assaulting her 16-year-old daughter since she was brought to the church.
“When I confronted the pastor, he immediately refunded N30,000 I was charged for the prayers, begging that I forgive him. But I reported to my husband’s brothers who reported the matter to the police.”
Confirming the incident, Imo state’s police spokesman, Orlando Ikeoku said the Pastor deceived one of the girls into believing she could be healed of her ailment through sexual intercourse with him.
“The girl was deceived by the pastor into believing that she could be healed of her ailment through sexual intercourse with him. After three days of sexual intercourse with the pastor, the girl wasn’t seeing any improvement. She complained and had to report to her people.”