The Edo State Police Command has arr€sted one pastor Jeffery Ihievu, for indecent [email protected] after he touched the pr!vat€ parts of a pregnant woman.
It was gathered that the pastor with the Assemblies of God Church in Esan South East Local Government Area of the state was arr€sted after trouble broke out between him and the husband of the pregnant woman.
According to crime correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, the woman had gone to the pastor to complain of some bad dreams she had been having since she became pregnant.
The pastor then told her that she needed deliverance to stop the bad dreams. He asked her to undr3ss while he applied anointing oil on her pr!vat€ part and br3asts.
The woman, who is now eleven months pregnant reported the incident to her husband when she could no longer feel the k!cks of the baby.
Her angry husband was said to have led h00dlums to Ihievu’s house and attaçkked him.
The family subsequently reported the incident to the State Police headquarters in Benin city and the pastor was later arr€sted.
In an interview with Standard Gazette, pastor Ihievu said he applied the anointing oil on the woman’s pr!vat€ parts for deliverance purpose only and nothing more.
“I actually did it for deliverance purpose and nothing more. She complained to me of her situation, and l took her to my office where l used the anointing oil on her pr!vat€ part, and l do not mean harm. Her husband even brought thügs to attaçkk me at home.” he said.
The police said investigation on the matter is ongoing.