Pastor arrested for impregnating 15-year-old church member and asking for abortion

A police investigation has commenced into the defilement and impregnation of a 15-year-old girl by a pastor who then asked her parents to abort the pregnancy.

Pastor arrested for impregnating 15-year-old church member and asking for abortion

Nigeria’s Rivers State Police Command arrested the pastor of the Gracious Covenant Church, identified simply as Pillar, following a complaint by an in-law of the victim, Amesi ThankGod.

According to reports, the minor and her mother were members of the suspect’s church before he took advantage of her.

Pulse.ng reports the complainant as saying that the minor usually went to church to relax whenever her mother went to the farm, but subsequently she started behaving strangely.

But he (pastor) said they should give her some drugs to flush the pregnancy so that the girl will be free. But if we allow that the girl may die and we have ourselves to blame,” the news website quoted ThankGod to have said.

The complainant added that pastor Pillar admitted to the offence when his wife took the minor to him for questioning.

The man of God pleaded with the complainant’s wife to abort the pregnancy to free the minor, adding that keeping the pregnancy might cause her death, and her family would be the losers.

Pastor Pillar committed the offence in the Ndele community, in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Rivers Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko is reported as saying that the pastor would be arraigned once the investigations are concluded.

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