Reports revealed that the suspect, a General Overseer at a pentecostal had promised to enrol the children in his care at a school.
According to reports, Nwocha, during a confession, told the police that he only slept with one of the under-aged girls which he kept in his 3 bedroom apartment.
“I only tried to help the girls. When the first girl came, she said she did not have anywhere to go. I did not know her parents. I am a pastor and I felt pity for her."
"After spending three days, I told her she needed to go out and bring some of her relations so that they would know where she was. But she did not."
“Later, some parents in my church also said they would like to send their chidlren to live with me. Some of them came to spend holidays after their exam.”
“I am a pastor, the devil only used the children against me. I did not rape them. I only slept with one of the girls. She is my girlfriend and we actually planned to marry.”
Commenting on the matter, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen that the suspect kept the girls with a promise of paying their tuition fees.
According to Owoseni, he impregnated three of them and took them for abortions.