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Pastor Tony Daniel of Jesus Alive Word Refiners International Church, Port Harcourt, is being investigated by the Rivers State Police Command on suspicion of raping a 20-year-old lady.
According to the Centre For Basic Rights Protection And Accountability Campaign, a human rights advocacy group, the claimed victim reported the event to them.
A choir mistress and a female church member, according to the young woman, restrained her as Pastor Daniel raped her forcefully.
The victim also alleged that the pastor gave her some substance suspected to be ‘juju’ after the incident to swear that she will not tell anybody.
She said the incident happened when she was invited by the Pastor for settlement of issues she is having with the Pastor’s wife.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Nnamdi Omoni said the investigation followed a petition by the human rights.
A member of the group, Barrister Festus Bonwin said they wrote the petition to demand for an investigation into the allegation made against the Pastor.
Bonwin also said the group is also asking for adequate Police protection for the alleged victim.
Meanwhile, Wazobia 94.1 FM News had reported on March 19, 2020 last year that Pastor Daniel was detained at Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters following a complaint by one Mr Ndidi Austin who alleged he caught the Pastor with his wife in a hotel.