A 49-year-old pastor, identified as Jonah Agbenor, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Delta state.
According to reports, the pastor with the Deeper Life Bible Church, sexually abused the little girl repeatedly with threats that she would die if she speaks up.
Human Rights activist, Israel Joe, revealed that the incident has left members of the community in shock because the pastor is a close friend of the victim’s father.
Taking to Facebook, Israel Joe wrote;
“A 49 Years Old Deeper life Pastor Jonah Agbenor have allegedly defiled a 10 years old girl repeatedly. We have been on his trail since Thursday last week and he was finally arrested and he is currently detained at Otu-Jeremi Police station.
“The incident which took place at Ekrokpe community Ughelli South Local Government Area has left the area in absolute shock be the pastor is a very close friend to the father of the little girl.
“More than 15 pastors have been prevailing on us to put the issue aside and allow God be the judge but I asked if he realised God would judge when he was everyday sexually abusing the little girl with threats that if she spoke out she would die.
“I, at this point call on the DPO Otu-Jeremi never to compromise the investigations as we are no longer comfortable with his plea for peace. It is a criminal offence and should be transferred to state Headquarters for further investigations and prosecution
“Being a pastor does not keep one immune from issues of criminal prosecution. Thanks to our Cdhr Orhuvworun/Usiefrun unit for following up this matter from day one. Let’s collectively tell the Police DPO 07065959504 to do the needful.”
Comr. Israel Joe