Church on fire: Pastor nabbed for allegedly sleeping with General Overseer and her daughter
The assistant pastor of the Great Overcomers Ministry, Abaranje in Ikotun, Lagos, Okwudili Ozor, has found himself in prison after he was accused of allegedly sleeping with the General Overseer of the church, Prophetess Gloria Udeh and her 15-year-old daughter.
The incident was said to have caused a catastrophe in the church after an allegation of adultery and rape was levelled against Pastor Ozor.
It was gathered that the alleged sex scandal has put the entire congregation in disarray as some members have left in annoyance because of the church’s General Overseer, Prophetess Gloria who was in the thick of the whole scandal.
The issue started when Prophetess Gloria accused Ozor of forcefully having carnal knowledge of her teenage daughter in January.
It was learnt that Ozor was arrested and detained for nine days by the Police at Area M Command in Idimu, Lagos following the report by Prophetess Gloria, before he was taken to court but the court did not sit on that day. Ozor was later released by the police.
Ozor, was later rearrested on Tuesday by a team of Policemen from Idimu police station in his house in Ikotun, Lagos, and was charged before Ogba Magistrates’ Court for raping Gloria’s 15-year old daughter.
The Chief Magistrate of the court, Mrs Davis Abegunde granted him bail but remanded him in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
His latest arrest and the remand led to the opening of a can of worms.
The suspect, in his report at the police station, the suspect denied ever sleeping with the teenage girl as alleged by the Prophetess, but instead, he admitted he has had affairs with the woman who felt heartbroken that he dumped her for another woman.
According to him, the woman has been married for some years and had four children before she separated from her husband.
He also revealed that when he joined her church, the prophetess made him her assistant and asked him to marry her so that they can build the church together.
According to the assistant pastor, said he declined the proposal but told her he already had a woman in his village he wanted to marry and this did not go down well with her.
“She tried to pressure me to change my marriage plans but I refused. I later went ahead to marry my wife in 2015 and that’s when the trouble started,” he said.
Ozor also claimed that after he was arrested in January but later released, the prophetess demanded that he should pay her N500,000 before she would withdraw the matter from the police.
He said he pleaded that he had no such amount to give her and she reduced it to N200,000, yet he could not raise the money and that’s when she decided to use her influence to deal with him.
However, Prophetess Gloria, had denied sleeping with Ozor when she was contacted by P.M.EXPRESS.
According to her, the case she reported to the police was that of sexual assault on her daughter.
She claimed Ozor and his relations have been pleading for her to forgive him which she gave him condition which he had accepted.
She said she was only angry with Ozor for denting her image and that of her church following the allegations that they were sleeping together.
Gloria was said to have declined to speak further and walk away from the reporter when she was asked why it took her two years before she reported the sexual assault matter to the police.
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