A self claimed pastor, the General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Timothy Ngwu, was arrested by the police at Ihe/Owerre, Nsukka in Enugu State as he sexually abused over 20 female church members.
According to the spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, "the pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is to impregnate any one chosen and revealed by the Holy Spirit, irrespective of whether the woman is married or not."
The spokesman added that "when the woman is delivered of the baby, the child remains in the ministry with the mother for life."
Pastor's wife, Veronica Ngwu, reported to the Anti Child Trafficking unit of the state criminal and investigation department that women in the ministry have been sexually abused, as almost all married and single women in the ministry got pregnant.
According to Veronica Ngwu, her husband used to be a well known catechist in Nsukka Catholic.
It was further disclosed that while acting under the same alleged will of God, the Pastor got his wife’s niece pregnant as well.
Ebere Amaraizu added that some of the church members' wives are now living with him after he made all of them pregnant.
Reacting to the allegations against him, the General Overseer stated that he has about five wives with thirteen children, apart from other concubines, who came as a result of the prophetic will of God.
He claimed that he does not do anything with any married woman until full consent and agreement is reached between him and the husband in line with the directives of the holy Spirit.
Two of the women, Calista Omeje and Assumpta Odo, who had left their husband and are now living with the General Overseer, confirmed that they left their husband and went to the General Overseer based on the prophetic injunction to do the will of God.
Calista revealed that she is married to her husband with ten children, and that she got pregnant from Timothy, though the baby later died.
She further disclosed that she also gave her daughter out to the General Overseer to be impregnated in fulfillment of will of God.
Assumpta Odo also confirmed the development, pointing out that she is also married with eight children and that the pastor impregnated her as well as her daughter.