Rivers state police arrests top pastor for raping an 18 year old

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Police in Rivers State have arrested Pastor Oprite Amakiri of the Agape Baptist Church in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area for raping an 18 year old member of his congregation after luring her under the pretext that he needed a massage to cure his back pain.   Pastor Amakiri, 50, the church’s general overseer was arrested and detained at the Rumuolumeni Police Division in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following the incident. Upon interrogation, the pastor confessed to how he deceived a member of his church and raped her 18-year-old sister before he was exposed.

Apparently, Pastor Amakiri told about 200 members of his church that he had been battling with waist pain for the past two years and stressed that God told him that a girl between the ages of 12 and 18 would be needed to massage his waste for him to be healed. Gullible members of the church did not see anything wrong with his prophecy and one of them decided to make available her 18-year-old sister for the massage job.   On the fateful day, Pastor Amakiri decided to visit the home of his victim’s sister to get massaged while the owner of the house, who is a roadside trader, had gone to do her petty trading. He then raped the girl on three occasions and threatened to deal with her if she dared expose his deeds to anyone, including her elder sister.   However, on the fourth day, the victim stopped him from gaining access into the room for another round of sex. Angered by the girl’s effrontery, the randy pastor put a call across to the elder sister of the victim and told her that the 18-year-old girl was trying to stop God’s prophecy, which forced her to abandon her wares and rush home.   On getting to her house, the rape victim told her sister how she had been defiled on four occasions by the pastor. It was at that point that the trader raised the alarm and Pastor Amakiri was arrested.

Pastor Oprite Amakiri (50) who defiled his 18 year old choir member
Pastor Oprite Amakiri (50) who defiled his 18 year old choir member

Pastor Amakiri later confessed to the crime, saying nobody should blame it on the devil as he actually planned and executed the rape of the teenager. The cleric, whose wife is a health worker in Degem Local Government Area of the state, explained that he could not tell his wife to massage him because she only came home from her work place once a week when she was off duty.

“The elder sister to the girl I raped is a choir member of my church. It was after choir practice one Thursday that I informed the sister that I would like to visit her house for a serious discussion and she obliged me. The following day, I paid her the visit and requested that she allow her younger sister, to massage my waist, that I had been having ache on it in the past two years and every treatment, drugs and injection had failed,” Pastor Amakiri said.

The victim, who simply gave her name as Goodness said she never knew the pastor that was respected so much by members of his church could think of having sexual intercourse with her. She added that he had warned her on each occasion he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her not to disclose what happened to anybody, including her elder sister.

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