Anambra State Police Command has arrested the General Overseer of Mount Zion Ministries in Obosi community, Evangelist Chukwudi Chukwumezie a.k.a Agudo Jesus, for allegedly raping a minor.
The pastor, who is alleged to have been involved in previous cases of rape involving minors, was said to have lured the victim to his church, with the prophesy that she had a bright future but was hindered by evil spirits.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed his arrest, told Journalists on Wednesday that a medical report obtained by the police showed that the victim’s hymen was lacerated after a penetration.
Haruna said, “On 24th September 2019, we got a report from a woman in Obosi police station that the pastor of Mountain Zion Ministry, Obosi had an unlawful canal knowledge of her daughter.
“Police officers went to the scene, inspected it and victim was rushed to hospital and medical report revealed that her vagina was penetrated and laceration of the hymen of the victim occurred.
“Police went to the hotel and the evidence seen at the hotel corresponded with what the victim told the police.”
The 15-year-old Secondary School Student who recounted how the incident occurred, said she lost consciousness after entering the Pastor’s car and regained it at the hotel where she was stripped naked.
“I didn’t know what happened immediately I entered his car, but I regained consciousness in a room, and I was naked, and the pastor was on top of me, and there was blood in my private part.”
Mrs Edith Idika who confirmed that her daughter was raped, said the Pastor told her that her daughter needed a deliverance.
“I sent my daughter there, especially as the pastor had said that my daughter had bright future, but had something covering her. He even said he was ready to train her for us” she said.
However, the pastor denied having carnal knowledge of the minor.
He claimed to have been set up by a fellow pastor in the same Obosi .
He said he only prayed for the girl, and since she was the last person to leave the church, he decided to drop her at her house, but sped past her house.
“When I asked her, she said I had passed her house, so I stopped at Nkwo ATM point since I had to withdraw money to pay transportation for our members who were going to the mountain” he said.