The girl claimed the pastor of her church, Rhema Ministries in
Oyeagu Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of
Anambra State , Rev Sampson Otisi allegedly lured her to a
hotel, under the pretence of conducting deliverance for her
but ended up raping her all through the night .
Ijeoma, who is said to have hearing problems hearing claimed
she went to the church to seek prayers from the pastor so that
she could hear loudly again .
However , she said she was lured to the hotel and raped from 9
pm to the next morning and dumped in the hotel room , where
she cried until hotel attendants rescued her .
Ijeoma who spoke at the Magistrate Court Abagana said she
prayed all night reminding the pastor of the consequence of
his act , but his pleas fell on deaf ears .
The victim came to the court aided as a result of the injuries
she sustained during the alleged act .
According to her , “ It started on a Tuesday when I went to the
church for prayers . I have not been hearing clearly with my
ears for sometime , so I went to the pastor for prayers and
when I told him my problem , he said I should stay behind that
he will pray for me after everyone has gone”.
She continued that, “ After the session that day, he called me
to the backyard and started praying for me. He poured
anointing oil into my ear and mouth. He now ordered me to
remove my dress and he poured some on my tummy and
started massaging it . After sometime , he started putting his
hand inside( Vagina) , to which I objected . He said he will leave
me if I do not want him to pray for me
Ijeoma narrated that as usual the pastor had asked her to stay
behind , that he will conduct a special prayer for her and her
hearing will be okay again .
“ After the service , only he and his friend were left , he said he
will take me to the house and pray for me, but when I
objected and told him that my father will kill me , he said I
should not mind that nothing will happen to me.
“ He took me to a hotel , ran upstairs and came back and
ordered me and his friend to come with him . He took us up
and put his friend in another room and took me to a separate
room. He ordered food for me and hot drink, to which I
objected . He said the drink was part of the deliverance that I
had to drink it. He forced it down my throat and when I
started to feel sleepy he undressed me and inserted his
‘something’ into me ; then he started pushing it in and
pushing out.
“ Even when blood was gushing out of me , he continued to
push the ‘ thing’ inside. I tried shouting but he covered my
mouth , when I could not help myself , I started praying and
telling him of the implication of what he was doing to me
before God but he kept on ” .
She said she was only freed the next morning when she
regained consciousness and started banging the door of the
hotel room asking for assistance.
Though Ijeoma said she complained to her mum when she got
back after the first incident , her mum , Mrs Ifeoma who also
spoke to DailyPost said she confronted the pastor the next
day and he denied putting his hand under the girls pant,
claiming he was only praying for her ; a defense which led the
gullible woman to accept that the pastor meant well.
She stated that the truth , however, dawned on her on the
following Tuesday when her daughter went to the same
church and failed to return home .
“ I thought she had been kidnapped , in fact I believe this is
also kidnap” , she told our reporter.
A copy of medical report issued to her by the Chief Medical
Officer of Enugu Ukwu General Hospital, Dr J.O Akuka which
her parents showed to our reporter revealed that she
sustained bruises , and a torn hymen.
This showed that there was a penetration in her vagina.
Ijeoma’s father pleaded with the relevant authorities to help
her find justice for her innocent daughter who was violated by
a man she trusted to be a Man of God , as the matter is
currently before a Magistrate court in Abagana .
He told our reporter that the pastor had allegedly offered him
N 500, 000 to keep sealed lips , an offer he rejected , but
expressed fears that the pastor may use the money to subvert
justice.
The pastor , Rev Otisi , who is the senior pastor of a branch of
Rhema Church in Abagana refused to make comments when
he was approached.
His counsel , Barr CC Achi, however, said that the matter was
only being engineered by unseen hands from behind as his
client occupied a land that is in dispute .
“ The issue here is land dispute , but these people are being
used by someone who is in tussle over a piece of land with
our client. On a separate allegation of being previously
charged with the rape of 8- year – old in his church, the lawyer
said it was not true, adding that it was meant to paint his
client in bad light .

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