Pastor Nduka Anyanwu, clergy in the Lord’s Chosen Church has been arrested for allegedly raping two underage sisters. The sisters are aged 17 and 13.
Pastor Anyanwu ministers in the Lord’s Chosen Church, Canaan Land branch in Oshodi, Lagos.
It was reported that the rape of the sisters by Anyanwu has been going on for years. The victims were impregnated during the ordeal.
The sexual abuse of the sisters went on under the guise of casting out bad luck from them.
An NGO, known as Stop The Abuse, facilitated the arrest of the alleged sex offender.
According to the NGO, the offender allegedly began raping the younger girl when she was just 9. The rape of the older girl started when she was 16.
They also alleged that the parents of the underage girls knew about the sexual abuse of their daughters. However, they allowed the pastor to carry on. This was because he told them it’s the only way he could remove the “spiritual mark” on them that “repels good things”.
Drama ensued when a team of advocates from Stop The Abuse Foundation and Child Advocates and Vulnerable Person’s Network tried to get the culprit arrested.
The parents of the victims adamantly refused the arrest of the abuser. According to them, he is a man of God. Also, he had promised to marry their older daughter.
The determined Police officers from the Makinde Police Station eventually arrested him.
When he was eventually nabbed by a team of advocates from Stop The Abuse Foundation, the parents of the girls allegedly tried to defend him.
The parents refused his arrest based on the fact that he’s a man of God and he has already promised to marry their older daughter.
According to the NGO, the pastor said that he wants the older sister to keep the pregnancy and he’ll marry her but asked that the younger sister aborts her pregnancy because what happened between them was a mistake.
Pastor Nduka Anyanwu is currently in the custody of Makinde Police Station.