Two pastors, Austin Emmanuel and Peter Davies, have been arrested for allegedly raping a 27-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps in Rivers State.
Emmanuel reportedly invited the victim to his house for an indoor birthday party and in the course of the celebration, he was later joined by Davies.
It was gathered that the suspects offered to pray for the victim and in the middle of the prayer, they applied a-yet-to-be-identified liquid on her face which made her unconscious.
The corps member said when she regained consciousness, she felt pains in her private parts and noticed bruised in other parts of her body. She said the report obtained after a checkup by doctors showed she was fingered.
The pastors, identified as Austin Emmanuel and Peter Davies, are currently being detained at the State Criminal and Investigation and Intelligence Department, Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, parents of the victim, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bonko called on the Rivers State Police Command not to allow the accused persons go scot free to serve as a deterrent to other persons.
The father of the girl said he had approached the International Federation of Women Lawyers in the state to ensure the prosecution of the case.
The state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, said the matter was under investigation.