A pastor identified as Philips Ogbebor was yesterday paraded by the Edo State Police Command for forcefully sleeping with a 20-year-old male member of his church (names withheld).
And having had his way, the pastor allegedly threatened to kill his victim if he disclosed the act to the public.
Speaking to newsmen, Pastor Ogbebor simply said: “God will judge, go and talk to others” and kept on mumbling.
But his victim narrated his ordeal: “I told him I have never done this since I grew up, but he insisted. It was painful and I told him I will not allow it again. So after the second attempt, I told him I will expose the act. He then administered an oath on me, saying if I ever told anyone, I will die.
“He carried sand and olive oil and poured them on my head, then he wore black garment, saying I will die if I ever leaked the secret. He killed a black fowl and gave me the liver and gizzard to eat at about 2 a.m., threatening that if I ever said it out, I will die like the fowl.
“But when I realized that it is a sin, I met a man of God to pray for me that God should forgive me and that I am ready to expose it since he forced me. There after I went to the church and told the congregation about the act. When he heard it, he threatened me by sending his younger brother and members of his gang after me. Since then I have been running.”
There was also an alleged case of rape against two suspects who were said to have dragged a 20-year-old female victim into the bush. The police also paraded five persons including a middle aged woman all from Ojah, Akoko-Edo Local Government council accused of burning to death, one Funmi Abiodun on allegation of being a witch responsible for the death of a relation.