‘My Wife Denies Me Sex’ – 65-Year-Old Awka Pastor Arrested For Abusing 7-Year-Old Girl

‘My Wife Denies Me Sex’ – 65-Year-Old Awka Pastor Arrested For Abusing 7-Year-Old Girl
  • PublishedJune 28, 2024

A 65-year-old pastor and general overseer of Jesus House of Joy Church, Awka, Francis Ogwu, has confessed that he sexually abused a 7-year-old girl because his wife usually denied him sex anytime he desired her.

Ogwu was recently arrested following an alarm raised by concerned residents.

The arrest and confession were disclosed in a statement by the media aide to Anambra Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Miss Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, on Thursday.

The suspect was said to have lived in Anambra with his wife and children for over 30 years.

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Ogwu confessed to the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, that he “just fingered the girl once”

He however denied allegations of penetration as against what the seven-year-old victim said.

Ogwu attributed his action to temptation saying his wife usually denied him sex and that she made excuses of fasting whenever he desired her.

Narrated her side of the story, the 7-year-old victim, said the suspect had carnal knowledge of her over three times.

She informed the Commissioner that her guardian Ogwu usually gave her money ranging from N500 to N1,000 after each experience.

The mother of the victim, a native of Awka, Destiny Nwabueze, while speaking, stated that she handed the daughter over to the Ogwu family due to their cordial relationship over time.

Nwabueze said that she was shocked when her daughter returned and told her of the development.

She revealed that she quickly called the suspect, who upon arrival denied the allegations, which prompted her to involve other people by raising alarm.

Obinabo while reacting to the incident, said she would ensure the seven-year-old got justice.

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