A cleric in Umunede, Delta state is believed to have had sexual intercourse with several of his church members in the past two years.
The man of God, who was identified as ‘Dukes’, is alleged to have impregnated seven single sisters and two married women in his church- the Light Of God Ministries.
Dukes was arrested and detained at Agbor Police Station by the parents of his victims for two days before he was granted bail.
One of his church members- Josephine Ogor was quoted to have said: “The self acclaimed reverend uses preaching, choirs and organised youth fellowship to get young girls.”
“That was what he did in Ute-Okpu, Otolokpo neighbouring communities before he moved into Umunede and he was driven away by the elders of the communities, he likes girls of 15, 16 and 17 years he sleeps with.”
The report further states that married women took their marital problems to him were induced into sleeping with him, allegedly through magical powers.
Some of them were quoted to have said: “The man is fake, he uses magical powers to woo young girls he sleeps with, that was how we fell into his net, and our eyes were opened.”
The Reverend however, said the allegations are part of an attempt to blackmail him, while also denying being responsible for the pregnant church members.
He said: “I am not responsible for their pregnancies, they are lairs”.
Meanwhile, Police officers at Agbor Police Division are reported to be investigating the matter.
“We are currently investigating the Reverend after some parents of the girls he allegedly seduced reported the matter at the station, we have earlier arrested and released him on bail while investigation is ongoing.”