A randy man of God escaped death at the hands of angry youths when he was caught having sex with a married church member.
The INK Newspaper reports that Pastor Abraham who serves with the Mount Zion Light House Full Gospel Church, at Utu Nto Obio Ekop in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the state, allegedly left his wife who was in labour a hospital and went to the member's house to have sex with the wife.
It was gathered that Pastor Abraham, a very popular prayer warrior and spiritual father of the woman and her husband, used the opportunity of his closeness to the family to seduce the woman into sleeping with him and had been carrying out the secret affair for a long time before Nemesis caught up with him.
On the day of the incident, it was learned that Pastor Abraham was seen by neighbours going into the woman's house knowing the husband was away in his station in Rivers State.
But after he took a long time to come out, the neighbours became curious and decided to confirm their fears and the adulterous pair were caught in the act of having sex.
The angry neighbours were said to have mobilized youths in the area and they swiftly broke down the door of the apartment and descended heavily on the man of God, beating him to a pulp.
He was said to have been stripped naked and dragged to the town hall together with the woman.
Pastor Abraham and the woman were said to have admitted to being secret lovers and it was gathered that the clergy had abandoned his wife in labour pains at Government Health Centre, Akai Udoe, before embarking on the sex trip about 10km away.
It took the intervention of Pastor Abraham's father, himself a clergyman and the Presiding Apostle of the same church in the local government, who pleaded with the village chiefs and other elders for an option of fine.
The council was said to have fined the Pastor the sum of N200, 000, a goat, some tubers of yam, drinks, among other things, to be used as a sacrifice before he could be let off the hook.