- Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condemned the recent spike in the number of rape cases in the country
- The man of God in a video shared on Twitter explained that any punishment given to a rapist, cannot be considered too severe
- Recall that the 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, who was raped inside an RCCG church and passed away a few days later
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has condemned the criminal acts of molestation that have recently become rampant in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigerian cleric during a live broadcast on Dove Television on Sunday, June 14, said every form of punishment that could be given to a rapist, cannot be considered too severe.
Speaking in the message that was shared on the church's social media platform, Pastor Adeboye said there is hardly any crime more grievous than that of rape, maybe with the possible exception of murder.
He went on to note that when a girl is raped, she is left with a scar not only physically but mentally. The RCCG general overseer stressed that the scar cannot be removed for the rest of the girl's life.
He said: "There is no pain that I know of that can compare to the pain of parents whose daughter has been raped. The girl that was raped and killed in Benin, happens to be one of my daughters and I am telling you that I feel the pain seriously.
“Both myself and my prayer warriors will not rest in prayers until the perpetrators of this evil are brought to justice. I will cry to my God to fish them all out. As much as I hate the death sentence, I think every form of punishment that will be given to a rapist cannot be considered too severe. "
The famous pastor called on Christians all over the world to join him in the prayer against the criminals.
Recall that the popular Nigerian cleric took to social media to react to the death of 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, who was raped inside an RCCG church and died a few days later.
The man of God who appeared to have heeded the call for him to wade into the matter, took to his Twitter page on Sunday, May 31, and completely condemned the unfortunate incident.
Adeboye sympathized with the family of the deceased who was a student of University of Benin (UNIBEN) and noted that he is praying for the bereaved family and also doing everything in his capacity to work with authorities in bringing perpetrators of the act to book.
Meanwhile, following massive outrage that trailed the murder of Vera, police have disclosed that a suspect linked to the death of the late 100-level student has been apprehended.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the confirmation on Tuesday, June 2, via her Twitter page.
According to the NIDCOM chairman, Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesman of Edo Police command, confirmed the arrest of the suspect after a fingerprint examination was carried on the extinguisher used to attack the deceased.
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