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Pastor accused of operating a brothel at a Nigerian church

Pastor accused of operating a brothel at a Nigerian church

Following news last week that a Nigerian pastor, Chukwuemeka Nwocha, General Overseer of the Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry in Lagos, Nigeria, was facing charges relating to 13 girls he allegedly kept as sex slaves, it was reported yesterday that  Idowu Olupinla, above, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly operating a teenage prostitution ring.

Olupinla, 54, pastor and founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ijoko-Ota, Ogun State, was paraded alongside some of her victims at Eleweran Police Headquarters, Abeokuta.

Police allege that she specialised in hooking up male sex customers with teenage girls aged between 14 to 16.

The police said three of the girls were rescued. They lived in the church premises with the woman.

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Ahmed Ilyasu, at a press briefing yesterday said the victims had been taken to a hospital.

He said the suspect would soon be charged to court for human trafficking and child abuse.

One of the victims said many of the girls were from broken homes and sought a place to stay before they were lured into prostitution by the woman.

The 16-year-old said she lived with Olupinla for about a year along with about nine other girls.

We are about 10 with Mama, and she always arrange men for us to have sex. She created apartment within the church premises, where the men sleep with us. We charge N500 (£1.20) per sex in which Mama will collect N300 and give us N200.

She said each girl makes an average of about N1,500 per day inclusive of Olupinla’s commission.

The teenager said many of the girls had multiple abortions so as to continue living in the church and that she has had five abortions.

The suspect, however, denied the allegations. She said she only provided a place to live for the homeless girls.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

10 responses to “Pastor accused of operating a brothel at a Nigerian church”

  1. Trevor Blake says:

    Hosea 4:14 shows these women did no wrong. “I will not punish your daughters when they turn to prostitution, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, because the men themselves consort with harlots and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes– a people without understanding will come to ruin!”

    Only a secular mind could think forcing children into sex slavery was wrong. Jesus loves it.

  2. L.Long says:

    Exactly my observation. The early church was just fine with sex and shrine prostitutes. It is the puritan sex haters that made things change and then FORCE thru law for others to accept sex as evil!

  3. Broga says:

    “General Overseer of the Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry.” Stick Pastor in front of that load of cobblers and you are on a winner for loads of money and sexual manipulation of others for your own profit.

  4. Neil says:

    Sexual control, exploitation, deviancy, peadophilia are the currency of religions. No surprise in hearing of this case because there are hundreds more just like it and worse all over the world. Religion … the main pox on humanity.

  5. barriejohn says:

    When I came across this news story I though to myself, “Oh – here’s that story that Barry reported the other day”, but it’s not. It’s just like all the others except that the names and locations are different. Difficult to tell, isn’t it?

  6. AgentCormac says:

    Despite what the thousands of gullible idiots must have thought on Sunday as they attended the ceremony which declared the wicked old fraud that was Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu a ‘saint’, religion isn’t and never has been about goodness or serving the poor. It’s a mafia-like business which exists to prey on the credulous and fleece them for every penny they have. Chukwuemeka Nwocha is merely a franchisee who pushed it a bit too far.

  7. Paul says:

    A church that f***ks people. Surely not.

    But the ages of these poor girls that’s just abysmal.

  8. Robster says:

    How long before one of these deluded twits pleads not guilty because their program was a Job Creation program of some sort, sanctioned very quietly by the baby Jesus?

  9. 1859 says:

    ,… She created apartment within the church premises, …’
    So the church doubled up as a brothel? If the sex workers had not been under-age girls, I couldn’t think of a better use for a church. It would certainly be a lot healthier than what happens on Sundays, kneeling in the pews and singing to the tooth fairy.

  10. Alan says:

    Another day, another scandal associated with religion.