WARRI – A Warri based cleric has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police, Warri Area Command in Delta, for allegedly raping a 19-year-old daughter of his church member in Warri.
This was disclosed by the Area Commander of the police force, Mohammed Garba, to newsmen on Monday in Warri.
According to Garba, the suspect, identified as Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, is the Founder/General Overseer, Victory Revival Fasting and Prayer Ministry in Warri.
He said that the suspect was nabbed on June 5 and that he had since been in custody at the “A Division”, Warri.
According to the commander, the cleric was apprehended, following a complaint by the mother of the victim.
Garba explained that the mother of the victim was a worshipper in the church where her daughter was allegedly molested.
According to Garba , the mother of the victim to had said that the pastor told her that he(Pastor) had a dream that death was hovering over their house and that for peace to reign, she should bring her daughter for prayers and deliverance.
“The woman took the lady to the church for the pastor to conduct the prayers and deliverance.
“I think what really happened was that the pastor drugged the lady and raped her. I personally took the lady to the hospital because she was in coma for two days.
“We had been looking for the pastor for the past two weeks. I later used my detectives to trace and get him arrested. I am charging him to court now.
“The man was nabbed on Friday and he has been in cell. Now, I am charging him to court,” Garba said.
The area commander alleged that there were evidences to prove that the pastor raped the girl.
“We have the pictures. I took the girl to the doctor and her private part was examined; so we have everything to charge the man to court,” Garba said.