From Jude Chinedu, Enugu

Operatives of Enugu State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old Prophet, Chinecherem Nnamoko, for abducting and raping a girl sent to him for spiritual cleansing.

The suspected whose church in located in Amorji-Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area was also accused of unlawfullly being in possession of a pump action gun, another locally made gun and two live ammunition.

According the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, the suspect was arrested on May 1, 2024 by men of the Anti-Kidnapping Tactical Squad following the receipt of a report.

 

He was alleged that the prophet abducted, physically assaulted and had carnal knowledge of the female victim under the pretense of curing her of spiritual problems.

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He said: “A preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect, an acclaimed prophet and owner of a church (names withheld), in the course of providing the said spiritual service, kept the victim beyond the number of days he promised her parents.

“He thereafter compelled them to sell their plot of land to pay him for services rendered. Meanwhile, a search executed in his premises led to the recovery of one pump action, one locally-made gun and two live cartridges. Further discreet investigation is ongoing.”