The arrest and subsequent prosecution of one pastor Timothy Ngwu for alleged sexual harassment, and indiscriminate impregnating of both married and single women in his church, has again raised the issue of clerics whose stock in trade is to sleep with female members of their church.
Timothy Ngwu, said to be a self-acclaimed Pastor, who also doubles as the Leader and General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Ihe-Owerre, Nsukka Loocal Government Area of Enugu State is currently remanded in Enugu prison for impregnating over 20 female members of his church.
The bubble burst when Mrs. Veronica Ngwu, wife of the pastor, could no longer bear the randy life style of her husband, and blew the whistle for his arrest by the police.
At the time of filing in this report, Pastor Ngwu has put over 20 female members of his church in the family way, insisting that he was obeying God’s injunctions.
The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the arrest and eventual arraignment of the cleric, told reporters in Enugu, “The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic and 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.”
Besides getting the female members pregnant, Ngwu also habours mother and child inside his church immediate the pregnant woman gives birth to a baby. “When the woman is delivered of the baby, the child remains in the ministry with the mother for life,” DAILY TRUST was informed.
Furthermore, Amaraizu added: “Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, located at Umudikwere, Ihe-Owere Nsukka in Enugu State was not known until DSP Gloria Udoka and her operatives from the Anti-Child Trafficking Unit of the state Criminal and Investigation Department, stormed the place based on the complaint they received from wife of the Pastor, Veronica Ngwu.”
Amaraizu said Mrs. Ngwu’s complaint had to do with sexual abuse of people in the ministry, which has brought about indiscriminate pregnancy among married and single women in the ministry.
The PPRO said: “According to Veronica, her husband used to be a well known catechist in Nsukka Catholic Diocese.”
It was further disclosed that while acting under the same alleged will of God, the Pastor got his wife’s niece pregnant.
“Some of the members’ wives are now living with him after he impregnated all of them,” DAILY TRUST was reliably informed.
Reacting to the chains of allegations against him, Ngwu said he has about five wives with thirteen children, besides 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 accordance with the directives of the Holy Spirit.
Two of the women, who had left their husbands and are currently living with the General Overseer, Calista Omeje, and Assumpta Odo admitted that they left their husbands and went to Ngwu based on the prophetic injunction of God.
Calista in particular said that she is married to her husband with 10 children, but later got impregnated by her pastor, although the baby later died.
Mrs. Omeje further said that she also gave her daughter out for the General Overseer to impregnate in fulfillment of God’s prophecy.
On her part, Assumpta Odo also confirmed the incident, admitting that she is also married with eight children, but the pastor impregnated her as well as her daughter.
DAILY TRUST recalls that in the 1980s, Jesus of Oyingbo, a carpenter-turned pastor was rumoured to have slept with female members of his church. It was also said that he was sleeping with his own biological daughters. He allegedly backed his actions by claiming to be obeying God’s injunction in the book of Genesis: “Go ye into the world, increase and multiply.”
Initially, Jesus of Oyingbo was based at Oyingbo Market area of Lagos where he was said to be performing incredible miracles and healing people with various ailments. That was how he got the name “Jesus of Oyingbo.”
Later, his church expanded and he relocated to Maryland where he built an estate and camped his followers. His alleged sin of incest never stopped and he never denied it. That was in the 1980s.
Not long ago, Pastor Emeka Ezeuko otherwise known as Rev. King, was sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court for killing a female member of his church. Rev. King allegedly murdered the female member, one Nkechi, for sleeping with another man.
The story had it that King was having sexual affairs with Nkechi and other female members of his ministry but he became jealous and bitter when Nkechi was said to have gone to have affair with another man. His church is located somewhere at Ajao estate, Lagos.
Somewhere around Airport Road, Lagos, a Prophetess was arrested for collaborating with a member of his church to poison her husband, the founder of the church. The prophetess was eyeing one young, handsome member of the church, and in order to have the young man as her own totally, she allegedly poisoned her own husband and later remarried the young member. She told the members that God instructed her to marry the young man.