Lewa Timothy, A Lagos-based pastor of First Born of The Spirit
Ministries, Lagos has been apprehended and will be arraigned at a Lagos
State Magistrate court for allegedly impregnating a 14-year-old
identified as Chineye, the daughter of one of his members.
Read Below the report by LIB.
A Lagos based pastor,
Lewa Timothy of First Born Of The Spirit Ministries, Lagos, has been
arrested and will be arraigned at a Lagos state magistrate court for
allegedly having sex and impregnating 14 year old Chineye, the daughter
of one of his members.
In an interview with LIB, Barrister Kingsley Ughe who is the General
Council of the Joint Action Legal Aids, an NGO following up the case,
said Chineye is a student and an ardent worshipper of the church. She
became very close to the pastor so much so that he entrusted her with
his protocols in the church.
According to Ughe, the parents of the girl said the pastor would
lavish the little girl with new clothes, shoes, expensive phones but
they did not raise an eyebrow as they thought he was being charitable.
Tongues started wagging about sex romps and unholy passion between the
accused pastor and little Chineye.
No one believed it until on Wednesday May 31st when Chineye suddenly
complained of dizziness and pains in the abdomen while in class. Then
she started bleeding. She was rushed to a hospital where during
examination, she confessed to the doctors that she was pregnant and had
been given some colored pills by the pastor to swallow.
Her parents were contacted and they also contacted the pastor. The
accused clergyman got angry and brought in the police. He arrested the
victim, her parents and some other persons…14 people in all, for “threat
According to Ughe, his organization was contacted and they
immediately began legal procedures. The police according to him had
initially attempted to cover up for the accused pastor. It was after
they came into the scene that the police released the arrested persons
and in turn arrested the accused pastor who was transferred to the Lagos
state CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos yesterday.
When interrogated, the Pastor said he only had sex with her once and
that was two years ago when she was 12. He has denied having sex with
her in recent times.
Meanwhile Chineye has been transferred to LASUTH Ikeja late night.
Ughe said he spoke with one of the doctors that battled to stabilize her
last night. He confirm she is in a stable but critical condition. The
extent of damage to her womb is not known yet.
Meanwhile the accused pastor will be arraigned before a Magistrate court today June 2nd.