A popular Lagos-based pastor is currently cooling off in jail for allegedly impregnating a minor.
The suspect identified as Solomon Eze was sent to prison for indecent assault on an 11-year-old girl at his church located in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos.
32-year-old Pastor Eze, a native of Eka in Delta State was alleged to have lured the mother of the victim away from her house and ordered her to move into his church to avoid the arrow of death.
The victim’s mother moved into Eze’s church (Hepzibah Assembly of all National Intl) located at 2 Arogbo Lane off Odunbaku street in Iju Ishaga.
Few weeks later, the woman started noticing strange things in her daughter. It started when she complained of stomach ache and showed signs of malaria.
She later contacted a nurse who treated the girl for malaria but the sickness persisted until she was told to have a scan when it was discovered that she was pregnant.
When the mother asked her daughter who was responsible, she said it was Pastor Eze. It was discovered that the girl was two months pregnant and when pressed further, she revealed that Pastor Eze gave her holy water to drink and also gave her a red substance to rub on her face.
She added that she became unconscious only for her to see Eze on top of her. When she wanted to scream, she said he used his hand to cover her mouth before having sex with her, and told her she will die if she tells anyone.
The case was promptly reported to police at Iju Ishaga station and Eze was immediately arrested.
Police prosecutor said it happened back in August.
Pastor Eze was arraigned today at a Magistrates Court in Abule Egba.
He pleaded not guilty and the presiding magistrate, Mr. T.A. Elias, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody pending the advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
The case has been adjourned till January 2015 for further hearing.
By Edos News