Okwudili Ozor, the assistant pastor of the Great Overcomes Ministry, Abaranje in Ikotun, Lagos, has landed in prison.
He was accused of allegedly sleeping with the General Overseer of the church, Prophetess Gloria Udeh and her 15-year-old daughter.
The incident caused serious crisis in the church after allegation of adultery and rape was leveled against Pastor Uzor.
According to PM Express, the alleged sex scandal has put the entire congregation in disarray as some members have left in annoyance because the church’s General Overseer, Prophetess Udeh was in the thick of the whole scandal.
The issue started when Prophetess Udeh accused Ozor of forcefully having carnal knowledge of her teenage daughter in January.
She went further to report the matter to the Police at Area M Command in Idimu, Lagos who arrested and detained him for nine days before he was taken to court but the court did not sit on that day.
VON gethered that Uzor was later released by the police.
However, he was rearrested yesterday by a team of Policemen from Idimu police station in his house in Ikotun, Lagos, and was charged before Ogba Magistrates’ Court for raping Gloria’s 15-year old daughter.
The Chief Magistrate of the court, Mrs Davis Abegunde granted him bail but remanded him in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
His latest arrest and the remand led to the opening of a can of worms.
The suspect, in his report at the police station , denied ever sleeping with the teenage girl as alleged by the Prophetess, but admitted he has had affairs with the woman who felt heartbroken that he dumped her for another woman.
He said the woman has been married for some years and had four children before she separated from her husband.
He also revealed that when he joined her church, the prophetess made him her assistant and asked him to marry her so that they can build the church together.
According to the assistant pastor, he declined the proposal but told her he already had a woman in his village he wanted to marry and this did not go down well with her.
His words: “She tried to pressure me to change my marriage plans but I refused. I later went ahead to marry my wife in 2015 and that’s when the trouble started.”
The suspect claimed that after he was arrested in January but later released, the prophetess demanded that he should pay her N500,000 before she would withdraw the matter from the police.
He said he pleaded that he had no such amount to give her and she reduced it to N200,000, yet he could not raise the money and that’s when she decided to use her influence to deal with him.