A 13-year-old Junior Secondary School three (JSS 3) girl, (name withheld) has recounted graphic details of how a 38-year-old pastor simply identified as Collin of a Pentecostal Church in Sapele, Delta State, reportedly raped her.
The girl disclosed that the pastor first raped her last December when he invited her to his house after helping him to buy groundnuts, garri and sugar for him.
The 13-year-old said the randy pastor pushed and pinned her to his living-room couch while using one of his hands to block her mouth during the act.
Pastor Collin, who was then recently arrested following complaints from the victim’s father by police operatives from the Gana area of Sapele, claimed innocence of the act.
While giving graphic details of how she was raped, said they were neighbour and church members of the suspect.
According to her, the assistant pastor to the accused cleric also raped her friend.
According to a report in VANGUARD, the victim said “the pastor is our neighbour and we, (my mother and sisters) attend his church.
“I was standing at the front of our house when he called me and asked me to come and see him, when I got there, he gave me 100 Naira to buy garri, sugar, and groundnut for him.
“When I returned with the items he was inside and he asked me to bring the items in, I went in and when I dropped the items on his table and was about leaving, he held my hand.”
The teenager said “he grabbed me, pinned me to his couch, closed my mouth, tore my pant and raped me.”
“He also threatened me that he would kill me if I tell anybody. Since that day he has been sleeping with me and each time he sleeps with me, he would give me N100” the girl added.
The teenager also narrated how the rape issue came to the fore “…the assistant pastor of the church told me to bring my friend, that day he came to meet us (my friend and I) at our place and gave me money to meet him at his place in Uruakpa (Sapele) and when we got there, he gave me his phone to play with while I sat outside. He (assistant pastor) was inside with my friend, he now started playing loud music and Pastor Collins came to meet us and sat outside with me. ”
It was when she started shouting that we rushed in and I saw my friend pant down halfway and she was crying but Pastor Collins stepped in and pleaded with her to stop.”
However, the pastor has denied the allegations insisting he was framed up “because the victim’s mother divorced her father, and they accused me of prophesying to the woman to leave the man. I am innocent” he said.
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