ALSO READ: "Holy Crook: Cleric in soup for raping 11-yr-old girl"

According to Punch, Francis who claimed to be a General Overseer of a church in the state, had told the girl that she had some spiritual problems and needed to be delivered.

He then lured the teenager into an uncompleted building in the Ipamesan, Sango area of the state, armed with anointing oil and other items and while pretending to pray for her, forcefully stripped her naked and had carnal knowledge of her.

After raping the girl, he allegedly warned her against telling anyone or she would pay with her life but the girl later reported the matter to the police at the Sango Division, leading to the arrest of the pastor.

ALSO READ: "Sex Bandit: Pastor arrested for impregnating 15-yr-old of lover"

On interrogation, he allegedly said he was pushed into the crime by the devil as he was not himself at the time he committed the crime.