The General Overseer (G.O) of a new generation church in Lagos, Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry, Pastor Chukwuma Nkwocha, was recently arrested by the State Police Command for allegedly enslaving 30 underage girls whose ages range between 10 and 15, and severally having intercourse with them.
According to Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, the 38-year-old Nkwocha whose is located in the Shogunle area of state, was arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, during a church service, following a tip-off on his activities.
He was said to have lured the girls, who were either stranded or had no place to go, with the promise of providing them shelter, to his house and used the opportunity to take turns defiling them.
Nkwocha was reportedly taken away from the church premises along with the girls after they were rescued.
SP Badmos added, “The Command rescued about 30 young girls from the pastor’s custody and two of them acknowledged he has carnal knowledge of them. An investigation is ongoing.”