A pastor of the Living Faith Church aka. Winners’ Chapel, in Njaba, Imo State, Pastor Joseph Anthony has been arrested for allegedly raping one Favour Chikanma.
The 11-year-old Favour is the daughter of a fellow pastor kin the same church, Pastor Chukwuma Okoronkwo.
The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, said that Pastor Okoronkwo had accommodated Pastor Anthony in his house but took advantage of the fact that he was home alone with the victim.
On the rape allegation, Pastor Joseph Anthony denied complicity but admitted that he was tempted to commit the act.
According to him, he had just been transferred to the Njaba chapter of Winners Chapel and was waiting to be assigned his personal residential apartment before another Pastor Okoronkwo offered to harbour him till he secured his own accommodation.