According to Instablog9ja, a Nigerian priest, Chris McDouglas Omosokpea of Peculiar Generation Assembly Church in Oshodi, Lagos, has been charged with rapping one of his members’ teenage daughter and reportedly selling his church.
Omosokpea was given bail by the Lagos High Court on health grounds after being detained in June 2020 by officers of the Makinde Police Station, where the victim’s family had registered the matter.
According to reports, the priest had reportedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl for the previous four years before being convicted and charged with defilement in court.
The case resurfaced on Tuesday before the Presiding Magistrate, Kubeinje, at the Ogba Magistrates Court, Lagos, but Omosokpea was evidently absent while the claimant and some members of his church were present. The case has been postponed until April 21, 2021.
The pastor’s decision to sell the church shocked his congregation, who arrived to see the building had been demolished by the new owner.
Some church members were taken aback by Omosokpea’s decision to sell the church without consulting them after he had persuaded them that he was innocent of the defilement charge.
The victim said the pastor misled her with false prophecies until he was convicted, and she kept the crimes hidden from her parents, who had been members of the church for over 12 years and believed Pastor Douglas was a true man of God.
When she could no longer stand it, she threatened to commit suicide as a result of the pain, and she was convinced to share what she was going through.
She then told her parents that Pastor Douglas had raped her for the previous four years and had instilled terror in her to keep quiet.
Omosokpea allegedly built another church in an undisclosed location in Lekki, Lagos, according to SaharaReporters.