Police have arrested a cleric, Paul Morah, for allegedly defiling over 24 male children between 12 and 16 years at Enyibichiri community in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Morah, who hails from Orji River in Enugu State but came to Ebonyi for pastoral mission, claimed to be a reverend with Anglican Church.
It was alleged that he used a diabolical handkerchief to lure some of the children, especially those who tried to resist him. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP George Okafor, yesterday confirmed the report, but said he would brief journalists when investigation was concluded. He said:
“We are aware of the matter. It has just been transferred from Ikwo Police Division to this place (headquarters). We are still investigating the matter. But latest tomorrow, we will get back to press.”
Earlier, the Coordinator of Ikwo East Development Centre, Hon. Chinedu Ogbuoji, where the incident occurred, confirmed the incident and described it as pathetic.
“The incident is a pathetic one because these days some people hide themselves under the umbrella of religion to perpetrate evil. He told us that his name is Paul Morah from Enugu State. He claimed to be a pastor.
But when we interrogated him further, he said he spent only three weeks in the church before he was suspended by the Anglican Church in Enyibichiri community. People from my area reported the incident to me and I intervened with the support of the town union leader and the youth.
“We went there; he was apprehended and handed over to the police. We want to assure you of more investigation. Some of the children claimed they are members of the church. Nobody knows what he used to lure the children. But we heard that at times, he uses diabolical handkerchief to lure them.”
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot