A self-acclaimed pastor has been arrested in Ebonyi State for allegedly raping 24 young boys in his parish.
It was gathered that Pastor Morah who originally is from Orji River Local Government Area in Enugu State, was posted to Ebonyi by the Anglican Church for pastoral mission but he ended up committing the atrocities for which he has been nabbed.
The report has it that Pastor Morah used a diabolical handkerchief to lure some of the children to his lair, especially those who tried to resist him.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP George Okafor, who confirmed the incident, said he would brief Journalists when investigations into the matter has been concluded.
“We are aware of the matter. We are still investigating the matter. But latest tomorrow,we will get back to the press,” Okafor promised.
However, the coordinator of Ikwo East Development Centre, Hon. Chinedu Ogbuoji, who also confirmed the development, said it was pathetic, lamenting some evil people hiding under religion to perpetrate heinous crimes against humanity.
“The incident is a pathetic one because these days, some people hide themselves under the umbrella of religion to perpetrate evil.
He told us that his name is Paul Morah from Enugu State. He claimed to be a pastor. But when we interrogated him further, he said he spent only three weeks in the church before he was suspended by the Anglican church in Enyibichiri community.
People from my area reported the incident to me yesterday and I intervened with the support of the town union leader and the youths who came out because of the importance of security to the state government.”