Rights groups, the Human Rights, Conflict Resolution Centre and the Human Rights Defenders Liberty and Access Foundation (HURIDE), Ebonyi State chapters, on Friday, accused the General Overseer of Grace of God of Sabbath Mission, Apostle Chukwuemeka G. Obiajulu, of habitually assaulting and defiling underage worshippers, in his Church.
Apostle Obiajulu, a native of Ozubulu community, in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, was alleged to have assaulted and raped three pupils namely Jane, 8-yr-old; Joy, 11-yr-old and Jenny, 17-yr-old (surnames withheld), who are members of his Church.
Grace of God Sabbath Mission, the accused church, is located at Ifitedunu Street, off Hilltop Street, in Abakaliki capital city.
The accused was said to have been arrested by the police, penultimate Saturday and was later granted bail on Tuesday, this week.
A statement jointly signed by HURIDE’s Chairman, Sam Nweke and HRCRC’s Executive Director, Mr George Etamesor, a copy of which was obtained by our reporter, alleged that “Apostle Chukwuemeka Godwin Obiajulu, is a habitual pedophile from Ozubulu, Anambra State who lives in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
“This Apostle has been in the habit of messing around with underage girls of his church in the guise of prayers and deliverance. Meanwhile, the most recent cases of little miss Jane, 8-years ago; little Miss Joy, 11 years; and little Miss Jenny, 17 years, are the ones that got the fake pastor and his nefarious activities completely busted.
“In Joy’s case, her legal guardian, a devoted member of the church, always goes to the church with her three children including the victim. One day, something led to another and the pastor told the guardian that Joy has a long clitoris which according to him, is a very bad sign of demonic possession.
“He therefore prescribed a 10-day fasting and prayer for Joy, quoting that God said that the girl must spend the 10 days alone with him (the pastor) in his house and the woman foolishly left the little girl with the pastor for the 10 horrible days. From the girl’s testimony, the pastor used to finger her vagina for many hours both in the morning, afternoon and night for the whole 10days using honey as a lubricant.
“Even when the little girl complained of pains in her vagina, Apostle Obiajulu would still continue to penetrate. At the end of the 10 days, the Apostle prophesied and assured the little girl that her demons are cast out permanently. He also prophesied that God revealed to him that the little girl would see her menses before her mates.