A Pastor, Christopher Sule, has been arrested for inflicting gruesome injuries on his children and wife. The Pastor who is pursuing his Masters degree in a theological seminary in Jos, Plateau State, assaulted his kids for not reciting what they were taught in school, and also extended same treatment to their mum who came to their rescue.
Mrs Rachel Christopher, who narrated the incident amidst tears, revealed she has been subjected to assaults since they got married, and for the past 3 years, he beats their kids aged eight and six at the slightest provocation.
She noted that her husband has never been really remorseful even after she threatened to pack out of their matrimonial home, with friends and family members intervening.
Pastor Sule's trouble started after the school's management noticed several lacerations on the body of his kids, and then reported to National Security and Civil Defense Corp at Jos South Local Government secretariat, who apprehended him for interrogation.
“My husband was arrested and taken to the local government secretariat, though he has been beating them but the last one was so terrible that I had to struggle with him to rescue the children. But I got the beating of my life in the process. The beating has become so rampant that the people in the neighbourhood no longer intervene,” she said.
“ It is like my husband is under a spell or spiritual attack. Anytime my husband carried out this evil act, he always came back, pleading and telling me to pray for him because he did not know what came upon him. We have fasted and prayed together over this issue”.
Speaking on the incident, Pastor Sule said;
“I don’t know what came upon me, though I have been beating them that way for the past three years. I always regretted my action. By nature I am temperamental, and I need deliverance.”
He also told Sunday Tribune at the Secretariat of Jos North Local Government, where he was taken to, that he flogged them when they could not recollect what they were taught in school. However, he pleaded for mercy, promising to love his children.
Confirming the incident, the chairman of Jos North Local Government, Comrade Jonathan Pwakim, said the council will henceforth collaborate with Child Protection Agency and State Ministry of Women Affairs to enlighten parents on the danger of child abuse.
Comrade Pwakim said Pastor Christopher would be handed to relevant law enforcement agencies for prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others.