Police in Anambra State have arrested a self-acclaimed pastor, Chukwudi Chukwumezie who is said to be a habitual rapist and specializes in taking advantage of minors.
Chukwumezie was arrested on Sunday by men of the Anambra State Police Command for having carnal knowledge of two girls, aged 15.
According to the Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, “Suspect was previously arrested and charged to court over a similar offence but jumped bail.
“It would be recalled that on the 23/9/2019 Police operatives attached to Obosi Division arrested one pastor Chukwudi Chukwumezie, ‘m’ aged 34 years in charge of Mountain Zion deliverance ministry, Ugamuma village, Obosi who allegedly lured and had unlawful carnal knowledge with a 15 years old girl in a hotel along Eze Iweka road, Obosi under the false pretence of making a deliverance prayers for her.
“Police detectives took the victim to the hospital for medical Examination where penetration and laceration of her hymen was confirmed by the medical doctor after which the suspect was charged to Court for prosecution.
“However, the same suspect who presently jumped Court bail had on the 16/7/2020 and 4/8/2020 allegedly defiled another 15 years old girl from Iyaba Egbema in Ozubulu using the same modus of false deliverance. The victim was equally taken to the hospital for medical examination where penetration was confirmed.
“Suspect was arrested on the 30/8/2020 by police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division following a tip-off and case transferred to the State criminal investigation department for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang.The suspect would be charged to court for prosecution as soon as investigation is concluded.”