A man named Chukwuemeka Nwocha, 36 year old, the General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry located in Igbosere, Lagos has harbored 13 teenagers as sex slaves to him in a three bedroom flat, though everybody in his church do call him daddy.
The Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja arrested him on Friday and when the interrogation was going on, he denied the allegation and said that he only slept with his girl friend that is 17 year old, whom he was planning to marry.
The pastor harboured the girls with the promise of paying their school fees, feeding them and buying gifts for them, said by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni.
Mr Fatai Owoseni also said:
“While they were in his house, three of them became pregnant and he took them for abortions. He first denied all the allegations but like all criminals, he later confessed to raping them without using protection,” the CP said.
Read the pastor’s statements:
He said, “I only tried to help the girls. When the first girl came, she said she did not have anywhere to go. I did not know her parents. I am a pastor and I felt pity for her. After spending three days, I told her she needed to go out and bring some of her relations so that they would know where she was. But she did not.
“Later, some parents in my church also said they would like to send their children to live with me. Some of them came to spend holidays after their exam.”
“I am a pastor; the devil only used the children against me. I did not rape them. I only slept with Sola (real name withheld). She is my girlfriend and we actually planned to marry.