A pastor named Pillar has been detained by MEN of Rumuji Police Division, Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State, for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl and causing her to become pregnant.
Mr. Amesi ThankGod, the elder sister of the youngster, filed a complaint that led to the arrest of the pastor of a new generation church in the Ndele neighbourhood.
According to ThankGod, if her mother travels to the farm, the daughter typically visits the church to unwind and then heads back home by dusk. She started throwing up a few days ago, which prompted my wife to take her for a checkup. Her pregnancy was verified with a test. We learned that way.
“From what she told us, Pastor Pillar threatened her life if she opens up on her ordeal. But when my wife confronted him, he agreed to take responsibility, pleading abortion for my underage sister in-law, a suggestion the family resisted.
“The girl is not strong. She is sick and it is her mother or my wife who bathes and dresses her up as a result of the stress of the pregnancy.”
Spokesperson, Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe Koko is unaware of the case, but Vanguard can confirm that vigilantes in Ndele took the suspect into custody to prevent mob attacks before handing him over to men of the Rumuji Police Division.
Prince Wiro, National Coordinator, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, has urged the Police to “investigate the case without bias and suspect rightly prosecuted if found culpable.”