By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Cross River State Police command has paraded Pastor Hossana Okoi of Gate of Testimony Church Sierra Leone, for allegedly raping a lady.
The Command similarly paraded twenty-five other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state.
While parading the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Agbonlahor, said Pastor Okoi had claimed that his church is located in Sierra Leone and that he was arrested after a lady reported to the police that a pastor, who was supposed to pray for her had raped her and threatened her with a gun not to report the incident.
The CP said the command was ready to stamp out criminals from the state and solicited the support stakeholders, particularly traditional rulers in the fight against criminality in the state.
“We shall stop at nothing in ridding the state of criminals. I want to equivocally state that the command has assiduously strategized an onslaught on these criminals across the state and we will never renege on this no matter whose ox is gored.
Among the suspects paraded included, nine for robbery; 10 for cultism; five for sundry fraud; one for possession of firearm, while N409, 500 cash, was recovered as well as ammunition and cartridges.
However, Pastor Okoi told reporters during an interview that he was framed up by the lady in question. 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.”
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