A Nigerian pastor has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Akwa Ibom.
The Akwa Ibom Police Command confirmed they arrested a 35-year-old pastor identified as Nnamso Friday Jacob who also goes by the name “Major Prophet Honesty Jesus” in his ministry.
Pastor Nnamso Friday Jacob heads the Living Power of Zion Church located at Ndue Eduo, Okon Eket, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The 16-year-old girl had reportedly gone to the church for “counselling and deliverance” where Pastor Nnamso Honesty Jesus drugged and raped her.
Police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom, N-nudam Fredrick said the incident occurred on June 23.
“While she was in the prophet’s counselling room, the suspect administered an intoxicating liquid substance to the victim and thereafter took advantage of the victim and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.”
Fredrick further revealed that Jacob is the second pastor to be arrested for rape in the state in less than a month.
The police on Wednesday said another pastor was arrested in the state for keeping eight teenage girls in a so-called deliverance centre and allegedly raping one of them said to be 15 years old.