A Nigerian man of God has been sentenced to jail in the United Kingdom after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting women.
Daily Mail reports that Benjamin, a resident of Harold Avenue in Kent, was found guilty of sexual assault and causing a child to engage in sexual activity while his 43-year-old secretary, Rose Nwenwu, was also found guilty of aiding him and participating in the sexual assault.
The Metropolitan Police said the pastor and Nwenwu committed the offenses at their Jubilee Christian Centre (JCC), in Penarth Street, London.
An official of the Metropolitan Police had told the court:
“Officers in the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command started an investigation in January 2014 after a teenage girl disclosed to her family she had been abused by Egbujor.
The victim, who was under the age of 16, said Egbujor told her she had been chosen to attend an individual prayer session.
After being taken into his private office, the girl was forced to undress and oil was poured over her.
As a result of further inquiries, officers also interviewed a woman in her 30s who disclosed she had also been sexually assaulted by Egbujor.
The adult victim said Nwenwu, who worked as Egbujor’s secretary, also took part in the sexual assault by taking her clothes off and pouring oil over her.”
Rose Nwenwu will spend 3 years in jail for abetting sexual assault
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Also giving evidence, police Constable James Bell of the Met’s Offences and Child Abuse Command, said:
“Egbujor and Nwenwu preyed on their victim’s vulnerabilities, whilst satisfying their own sexual urges under the guise of private prayer.
I fear there may be other victims who have not yet come forward and I urge them or any victim of sexual abuse to tell the police what happened.”
Egbujor was sentenced to three years and four months in prison while Nwenwu was jailed for three years for her role in the abuse after a five-week trial at Inner London Crown Court.
They were also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will now have to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.