A Christian Pentecostal pastor with the Jesus Miracle Ministries in Awka, Anambra State is on the run after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy.
The punch News reported that a source who pleaded anonymity revealed to them that the pastor was told by a native doctor that he would be cured from homosexuality, only if he slept with a male teen.
The victim (Abuchi) who hails from Ebonyi State said that the incident took place after a vigil service. He said;
“The pastor approached me after the vigil and asked me to stay back. I told the pastor that I wanted to go home since the church activities had ended, but he told me to wait till dawn and when I insisted that I must go, the pastor applied a substance on my eyes which made me to sleep.
Abuchi said that when he woke up, he noticed that there were some changes on his body. He said;
“When I woke up, I noticed that my trousers were torn, and my anus was damp. I began to cry, as I was feeling pains in my anus. The pastor said I should stop crying; that he would give me money. I rejected the money offer and went home and told my people what happened.”
Ngozi, who is Abuchi’s relative, spoke with journalists, revealing that they were not aware that Abuchi went to church that night. She said when Abuchi came home and told them what happened; they rushed to the church, only to discover that the pastor had absconded.
The Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkiru Nwode, confirmed the report, she said that the police had begun a manhunt for the pastor, assuring that he would be arrested and prosecuted.
She also said that the police spokesperson said the victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment.
It should be clearly noted that a homosexual person is someone who is attracted to an adult person of the same gender; a pedophile is someone who finds children sexually attractive, and a rapist is a person who forces someone to have sex with them.
Homosexuals are not pedophiles, so therefore, the pastor cannot be labeled as a homosexual, rather he is a pedophile, and a rapist. He should rather be thinking of how to cure himself from pedophilia, not homosexuality.
Clearly, if he actually did what he is been accused of, then he should be arrested and made to face the law squarely.