Otobong Emerson, a 48-year-old pastor, has been arrested in Edo State for raping four minors.
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The minors are said to be between ages six and 11, with three of them beings siblings who were placed in his care.
The oldest of the three siblings is nine, while the youngest is six.
The pastor, from Believers’ Ministry Church Incorporated, was paraded at the state police command on Friday.
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Speaking to journalists, Otobong said he raped the children between December 2019 and February 2020.
He said an evil spirit led him to commit the crime, and that after sexually abusing the minors several times, he had to confess to the church’s general overseer, because his conscience did not give him rest.
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”It happened in my room. I am their pastor. They were given to me to care for. It was my conscience that even made me report myself to my GO,” he said.
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