A pastor of The Living Faith Church Njaba, Pastor Joseph Anthony, have been nabbed by Imo state police for allegedly raping 11-year-old Favour Chikanma, daughter of another pastor, Pastor Chukwuma Okoronkwo.
A statement made by spokesperson SP Orlando Ikeokwu of Imo state police, says that Anthony was arrested on July 13.
”Preliminary investigations revealed that the said Pastor Chukwuma Okoronkwo accommodated Pastor Joseph Anthony in their house and on the day of the incident, the said Pastor Joseph Anthony took advantage of the fact that he was at home alone with the victim and had canal knowledge of her.
Investigation is at advanced stage. He will be charged to court accordingly.” the statement read
Similarly, Ifeanyi Nwaogu 38, have also been arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl Chisom Ohanyere.
According to the police spokesperson, on July 4, Nwaogu was arrested for defiling Chisom. Investigation by the police revealed that the victim was running an errand for her mom when the suspect saw her pretending as if he wanted to send her on an errand and then forcefully dragged her into the bush and allegedly had canal knowledge of her.
Ikeowku said investigation has reached an advanced stage and that the suspect will be charged to court soon.