The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries earlier today suspended its pastor who raped and impregnated a teenager.
Naija Buzz had earlier reported how a pastor of the church branch located at Gwarimpa area of Abuja abused a 16 year-old girl.
The 48 year-old pastor was arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
The man had admitted to have committed the evil act, but however blamed the devil.
Reacting to the development, the Mountain of Fire in a statement issued by its spokesman, Collins Edomaruse, said that the man is not an ordained pastor in the church, but he has been suspended in line with the rules and regulations of the church.
Read the statement issued by the church below;
“He is not an ordained pastor in Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. He is just a member/worker in that Life Camp branch and he has been suspended from the branch immediately.
“The church cannot stop the law from taking its course as doing so will amount to condoning evil and being an accessory after the fact. After investigation, we confirm that the raping and impregnating of the girl is true and the matter is currently being handled by the Police.
“However, we want to say that the alleged person is not an ordained Pastor or an officially appointed Pastor in MFM Gwarimpa Region. This is, therefore, a personal issue between the Brother and the innocent victim.
“It has nothing to do with Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. In MFM, the leadership does not condone indiscipline. Absolute holiness within and without is our hallmark in Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. This is of a priority in all our trainings and teachings to our Pastors and members. The alleged brother is already in the custody of the Police to allow the law to take its course,” the statement read.
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