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The Founder and General Overseer of Victory Revival Fasting and Prayer Ministry in Warri, Delta state, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, has been captured and summoned in court for supposedly assaulting a 19-year-old young lady, name retained, inside his congregation corridor on Wednesday, May 20.
While prosecuting the suspect, the commandant of the Warri Area Command, ACP Mohammed Garba, said the proof so far gathered has demonstrated an instance of assault. He said the minister welcomed the person in question and her mum to chapel for redemption, guaranteeing that he saw a dream of the soul of death drifting around their family. It was during the redemption meeting that he supposedly medicated the person in question and afterward assaulted her.
Garba said the priest sought total isolation after he perpetrated the wrongdoing however was captured last Friday, June 5.
She said the pastor had a dream that death is hovering in their house and for peace to reign, she should bring her daughter for prayers. And the woman took the lady to the church. I think what really happened is that the pastor drugged that lady and raped her. I personally took the lady to the hospital because she was in coma for two days.We looked for this pastor for the past two weeks. Later on, I used my detectives to trace where he hid. I got him arrested and I am charging him to Court now.We have evidence to prove rape and we have established that this pastor has raped that girl. We have the pictures. We have examined her. I took her to the doctor. He has examined her private parts and we have everything to charge this man to Court Garba told The Nation
“ It’s a case of rape in which the bishop drugged the girl in the pretext of deliverance, when he thereafter, raped her. All efforts to make the Police compromise on the case hit a brick wall because the law of this country is not a respecter of anyone. We remain resolute to be just in our investigation.” he said