24 March 2019

Nigeria: Pastor in Police Net Over Abortion

A 38-year-old pastor with one of the Pentecostal churches in Benin, Pastor Ekene Samuel, has been arrested for allegedly getting Miracle Nwabueze, 17, to do an abortion after getting her pregnant.

The pastor was among 102 suspected criminals paraded by the Edo Police Commissioner Dan-Mallam Muhammed, for involvement in various crimes in the state.

The pastor was assisted by one of his church members, Happy Johnson, who was paraded a long with him.

The commissioner said, the command received a complaint from one Henry Aikhuamen that one Miracle Nwabueze, 17-yrs-old was missing, and that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad using Hi-Tech intelligence located Miss Miracle Nwabueze on a sick bed at Graceville Medical Centre, Ewa Road, Benin.

"On enquiry, the doctor informed the police that one Deaconess Happy Johnson brought her for treatment. She was arrested and confessed that one Pastor Ekene Samuel asked her to assist him bring Miracle Nwabueze to the hospital for abortion.

"The victim confessed that she was impregnated by Pastor Ekene Samuel, who charmed and had sex with her five times in December, 2018. Pastor Ekene Samuel was arrested and charms were recovered from him in his house," he said.

Speaking with journalists, the pastor said he had an affair with a lady, but quit the relationship August last year due to her behaviour.

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