A pastor in Lagos who was accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl for years, has fled to unknown location after allegedly selling his church building.
Pastor Chris McDouglas Omosokpea of Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Oshodi, Lagos, faces a charge for the rape of his member’s teen daughter.
The pastor had reportedly sexually abused the girl over the course of four years but was arrested in June 2020 by officers of the Makinde Police Station where the family of the victim lodged a report.
He was then granted bail on health grounds before the Lagos Court, but when the case came up again on Tuesday, March 2; before the Presiding Magistrate, Kubeinje, at Ogba Magistrates Court, Lagos; Omosokpea was absent while the complainant and some members of his church were present, and the matter was adjourned till April 21, 2021.
According to to reports members of the church were astonished to learn the building had been demolished by the new buyer when they got to the church.
Some members of the church expressed their shock over how Omosokpea sold the church; without informing them after he had convinced them that he was innocent of the allegation of defilement.
Before he was arrested, the victim claimed the pastor deceived her with fake prophecies, and she kept the abuses away from her parents; who had been members of the church for over 12 years.
However, when she became suicidal, her parents persuaded her to open up, and that was when she told her parents that Pastor Douglas had abused her for the past four years; and instilled fear into her not to tell anyone.
Omosokpea has allegedly established another church in an undisclosed location at Lekki, Lagos, according to SaharaReporters.