The Cross River State Police command has arrested Pastor Hossana Okoi for allegedly raping a woman and threatened to kill her if she reported what transpired.
Concise News reports that the force also paraded Nnamdi Kingsley Ikezue, a 400-level student of Medicine and Surgery, at the University of Calabar, caught with arms and army uniform.
He, however, revealed that he was a member of a cult and using a locally made pistol to protect himself.
Meanwhile, the other 23 suspects were rounded up for various crimes. Nine of them were arrested for alleged robbery attacks in various locations across the state.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Austin Agbonlahor, said Okoi, who claimed that his church was located in Sierra Leone, was arrested after a lady reported to the police that a pastor who was supposed to pray for her allegedly raped her and threatened her with a gun, to stop her from reporting the incident.
He said: “I am a Nigerian but I am the Pastor of Gate of Testimony based in Sierra Leone. I came to Nigeria and I met the lady who said she was going to a wedding. I did not know her from Adam but I offered to take her there and gave her N500 to drink water.
“Later, we met at a joint and we drank and that is all that happened. I did not take her to anywhere and I don’t know why she decided to frame me up.”