A twenty year old lady from Imo State has alleged that Tony Titus Daniel from Akwa Ibom State, a Pastor and General Overseer of Jesus Alive Word Refiners International Church at Elechi/Wokoma Street Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt conspired with his Personal Assistant who is also a choir member known as Favour and another lady to rape her.
The 20 year old lady while explaining the reason she protested at the front of the church last Sunday said Daniel and his Personal Assistant, Favour invited her to a place around Winpey junction, Ikwerre road, Port Harcourt to resolve issues they were having with the Pastor’s wife whose church is located in the compound she resides.
The victim who is a hair stylist, said she obliged to meet them after Favour who is also her customer told her that the Pastor’s wife will also be in the meeting.
The victim stated that she noticed the place was a guest house upon arrival but was not suspicious of anything since Favour was in the place.
The 20 year old lady alleged that few minutes after she got inside the room, Daniel locked the door and increased the volume of the Television set while Favour and the other lady she does not know her identity who were also in the room held her as the Pastor raped her.
The victim lady further alleged that the Pastor and his accomplice forced her to swear an oath with a substance suspected to be ‘juju’ not to revealed to anybody what transpired in the place or she dies.
Our correspondent reports that she protested at the front of the church after Sunday service to draw the attention of Nigerians to the alleged continuous harassment and threat she is facing in the hands of the Pastor even after the rape incident.
In the meantime, Barrister Festus Bonwin a Lawyer with human rights advocacy group, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability campaign told our correspondent that the group petitioned the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Eboka Friday upon receiving a report from the 20 year old girl, to demand for a thorough investigation into the allegation made by the victim against the Pastor.
Barrister Bonwin said the group is also asking that the Police provide adequate security for the alleged 20 year old victim as feelers indicate that there are threat from some quarters on her.
Recall that Daniel was detained at Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters Mile 11, Diobu Port Harcourt on 18th March 2020 after one Ndidi Austin stormed Daniel’s church alleging that he caught his wife with the Pastor in a hotel.
Daniel however, denied the allegation stating that the place Austin saw him and his wife was not a hotel.
As at press time we gathered that the Commissioner of Police, CP Friday Eboka has minute the petition filed by Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign to the Human Rights desk at Police headquarters, Moscow road headed by SP Nnamdi Omoni for proper investigation.