Ekene Adaoji, a pastor of the Jesus Miracle Ministries, Awka, Anambra State, is on the run after allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy in an apparent self-cure for homosexuality.
It was gathered that the pastor was told by a traditionalist that his homosexual habit would be cured if he slept with a male teenager.
The victim, who hails from Ebonyi State, said the suspect tricked him by asking him to stay behind after a vigil, Punch reports.
“The pastor told me to wait till dawn and when I insisted on going home, he applied a substance on my eyes which made me to sleep,” the boy, name withheld, said.
“When I woke up, I noticed that my trousers were torn and my anus was damp. I also felt pains in my anus. I went home to inform my people about what happened.”
A relative of the victim, Ngozi, said the family was not aware that Abuchi went to the church that night.
She said after Abuchi told them about what happened, they rushed to the church only to discover that the pastor had fled.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations officer, ASP Nkiru Nwode, said the police had launched a manhunt for the pastor.
“The victim has been taken to a hospital for treatment,” he added