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How Pastor Raped 13-Year-Old During Deliverance Session

Posted: Nov 11, 2015 at 9:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

       

A 46-year-old pastor, Ifeanyi Bernard, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police command for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in the Karu Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspect at the Criminal Investigative Department, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Sani Mohammed, said the suspect was apprehended following a report by the father of the victim, Martins Ijiwo.

Mohammed said the alleged rape took place on November 3 when the pastor was performing deliverance on the teenager.

However, the pastor described the incident as the handiwork of the devil.

The pastor who lives in the Alikima Mararaba area of the state, was said to have lured the victim into his house under the pretext of casting out demons from her.

The cleric allegedly pushed her to his bed and raped her repeatedly.

The commissioner said the suspect 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.

Speaking with journalists the pastor said 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,” he said.