29th July, 2010
A former pastor at the Lordâ€™s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Movement, David Nwaneri, 38, has been arrested by the police and charged to court for allegedly defiling a nine-year old girl.
The accused, who claimed that his wife recently delivered a baby, was caught in his house located at 35, Akogun Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria, using his fingers on the private part of the victim and in the process broke her hymen.
The eldest sister of the victim alleged that she saw him carrying the victim on his lap.
The prosecutor also alleged that he forced his victim to rob his penis to satisfy his sexual desire.
In her statement to the police, the victim disclosed that the pastor invited her into his room at about 7 p.m. on the fateful day and started putting his fingers into her private part.
Her elder sister alleged that blood was coming out of her private part when she saw her and this made her to report the matter to her mother who raised an alarm that attracted neigbours.
The matter was reported at the Ejigbo police station and the pastor was arrested and charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court for defilement.
In his statement to the police, the pastor allegedly admitted putting his fingers into her private part but did not have sex with her.
He begged the family for an out of court settlement but the police rejected his plea.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folami, asked the mother of the victim, Mrs. Gladis Ulebe, if she was still interested in prosecuting the case and the woma tendered a letter to withdraw the matter.
The court subsequently struck out the matter.