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Rape: Victim Narrates How Her Bishop Gave Her Olive Oil Before Raping Her

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The popular cleric, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, who was arrested last week Friday, by Detectives from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Area Command in Warri, Delta State, for raping a 19 year old lady has spoken.

Recall that his arrest was confirmed in a chat with the Warri Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, ACP Mohammed Muktar Garba.

He said the mother of the victim had complained at his office.

ACP Garba noted that the mother of the victim is a member of the church where her daughter was allegedly raped by the said Bishop.

According to him, she had explained that the pastor said he had a dream that death was hovering in their house and asked her to bring her daughter for deliverance, if she wanted peace to reign, which she did.

He said the pastor then drugged the lady and raped her.

The ACP said he personally took the lady to the hospital because she was in a coma for two(2) days.

He further noted that at the time they started to search for him, the pastor had absconded for three weeks but he was later found where he was hiding and arrested.

“This is somebody that I arrested since Friday. He has been in cell since Friday, Saturday, Sunday and today-Monday. I am charging him to court.”

“We have the pictures. We have examined the victim. I took her to the doctor. He has examined her private parts, and we have everything to charge this man to court.”

Mr Garba denied all allegations that he collected money from the suspect in a bid to release him or cover up the matter.

In his words,”I did not demand a dime from him and I will not collect a dime from him. He must face the wrath of the law.”

Reacting, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe, denied all the allegations brought against him.

Orhonigbe who spoke with journalist while on his way to the court said, “I did not rape her.”

According to Bishop Orhonigbe, “She came to church on that faithful day, the 20th of May. The mother brought her to the church for deliverance and I prayed for her in front of the altar in the presence of three people. Immediately after the prayer, she left the church. That was around to 12. She came back 5 ‘o’clock with policemen and some crowd, saying ‘this is the man.’ I did not rape her.”

Narrating what really happened, the victim said she used to be a member of his church when she was younger but she stopped going at a time.

She said the suspect told her mother that he saw a vision about their family and asked her to bring her for deliverance.

The victim pointed out that the cleric said she (victim) slept with a suspected internet fraudster (Yahoo Boy) and that they cleaned her up with a handkerchief with an intention to use her for ritual.

The victim said he gave her olive oil and asked her to rub it on her private part and also drink some.

She said he then told her to lie down while he penetrated from the back.

He started having sex with me through the back. That was all I could remember. There was sperm all over my body. I shouted. He even said I should come again.”

The victim demanded justice saying, “I want to be the last he will do this to.”

Mother of the victim, Mrs. Taye Edema corroborated the claims of her daughter just as she demanded that justice should prevail on the matter.

They didn’t give me a dime. I don’t want to collect any money. I want justice.”

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