The pastor who is in charge of a new generation church in Egan, a Lagos suburb, has been arrested by the police for impregnating his 15-year-old daughter, not once but two times.
Pastor Emmanuel’s daughter was said to have delivered two babies for him within two years. This happened after the girl’s mother, the pastor’s wife, died.
They were all living in the same apartment at 33, Pastor Olusola Street, Agric, Egan, Lagos.
Residents of the area said the Pastor Emmanuel’s nine children were not allowed to go to school or socialise with their neighbours and when he wanted to go out, he locked them inside his two-bedroom flat.
His arrest was made possible by a sting operation by two non-governmental organizations in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, WAPA, Alausa, Ikeja.
His wife was said to have died during labour in 2010 after giving birth to nine children. According to reports, while in labour to deliver the 10th child, the Pastor Emmanuel had no money to take her to hospital and he asked her to deliver in their house and in the process, she died.
It was after she died that Pastor Emmanuel started sleeping with his first daughter and the act resulted in pregnancy. She delivered a baby for her father in 2011. While nursing the baby, the pastor impregnated her again and she delivered the second baby recently.
The scandal was exposed during a burial ceremony Pastor Emmanuel was to be the officiating pastor. Some residents in the area opposed him and told those present that he had impregnated his own daughter two times.
Pastor Emmanuel was charged to Ikeja High Court recently and he was subsequently remamded in prison custody. A source said the Welfare Department of WAPA has taken custody of all his children.