The police command in Edo state have arrested the General Overseer of Gloryland Church, Pastor Ekene Samuel, for impregnating and procuring abortion for a 17-year-old member of his church identified as Miracle.
According to police investigations, the married pastor allegedly charmed and had sex with the teenager identified as Miracle. When he found out she was pregnant, he contracted one of his deaconesses, Happy Johnson, to help him get rid of the pregnancy. Happy took Miracle to the Gracevill Medical Center along Ewah road in Benin city for the abortion.
Trouble started after one Henry Aikhuaman reported that Miracle was missing. The search by the police led to the discovery of Miracle on a sick bed at the hospital.
When interrogated, Pastor Ekene said
“Last year I had an extra marital affair with her in August. She came to me this year that she was pregnant. I asked my member here to take her to the hospital. She was taking some drugs to remove the pregnancy. The baby died in her womb. The doctors did surgery on her because she was having appendicitis. The hospital asked me to pay N380, 000 and I have paid N150, 000 before I was arrested. She did not die.
“These charms were items returned by people I prayed for through deliverance. Some are also for me. I also do spiritual work. I have anti-poison and others.”
The police say the pastor and his accomplice would be charged to court soon.