A Lagos based pastor has been arrested for allegedly impregnating two sisters at the same time.
A pastor and the General Overseer of the Victorious Sacred Solemn Healing and Deliverance Ministry, Prophet Oluwaseyi Idowu, has been arrested for allegedly impregnating two sisters as well as attempting to sell their father's two-storey building without his consent, the Nation reports.
The incident which happened at the Abule-Egba area of the Lagos State, saw policemen from the Oko-Oba Division storming the church last Sunday, to effect the arrest of Pastor Idowu.
It was gathered that Pastor Idowu was rendered an assistance by the girls' father to set up his church in the compound as well being given a flat in the building when he had accommodation problems in Agege, but he later turned round to bite the finger that fed him.
A brother of the pregnant girls narrated how the incident unfolded:
“I and my brothers bought my father a two-storey building in Ogunsola close, Abule-Egba and at that time, Pastor Oluwaseyi had rent issues. My father allowed him to set up his church in his compound and also manage a flat. We never knew that was the beginning of our problems.
The pastor held several vigils to create awareness and public attention. As time went on, he invited people to stay in the church and from the church they moved into the main house. Occupants left the house for the pastor’s people to move in and they lived there without paying a kobo.
Months later, the pastor said he wanted to marry my 20-year-old sister, a virgin, who just graduated from secondary school. We never knew he had been sleeping with her for months before then.
Recently, we found out that he also impregnated my 25-year-old sister who has been indoors for the past nine months.
I called my elder brother who told me to report the case to the police. It was at the police station we found out that he intended to sell our building to build a new church elsewhere.”
A senior police officer at the Oko-Oba Division, however, said the incident was not a case of rape.
“This is not an issue of rape; the two impregnated sisters could have resisted or lodge a complaint against the pastor; it was when they got pregnant that a complaint was sent to us and we intervened.
But even if Pastor Idowu is charged to court now, it’s useless because the girls were not raped. However, the neighbours and residents at Ogunsola Close are claiming the pastor used charm to sleep with them, and that is not an issue to be resolved in the court.”