The Imo state police command has arrested one Pastor Joseph Anthony of the Living Faith Church.
The police arrested him for allegedly raping one Favour Chikanma, the 11-year-old daughter of his fellow pastor.
Pastor Anthony reportedly raped Chikanma in her father’s house in the Njaba community in Imo State.
A statement from the Police spokesperson, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, says that Anthony was arrested on July 13.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the said Pastor Chukwuma Okoronkwo accommodated Pastor Joseph Anthony in their house.
“But Pastor Joseph Anthony took advantage of the fact that he and the victim were at home alone and raped her.
“Investigation is at an advanced stage. We will charged him to court accordingly.” the statement reads.
Similarly, the police have arrested a 38-year-old man identified as lfeanyi Nwaogu, for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl, Chisom Ohanyere.
According to the Orlando Ikeokwu, the police, on July 4, arrested Nwaogu for allegedly defiling Chisom.
An investigation by the police revealed that the victim’s mother sent her on an errand for her mom when the suspect saw her.
He pretended as if he wanted to also send her on an errand and then forcefully dragged her into the bush and defiled her.
Ikeokwu said the investigation has reached an advanced stage and that the suspect will be charged to court soon.