A little girl of 13 years old (name was not mentioned) had gone to church for choir rehearsals, but while awaiting other choir members, the pastor, who is the head of the church, called her into his office and carried her on his laps. Thereafter, she said, he began to suck her breast and dip his finger into her private part before raping her. The incident caused her to bleed from her private part, as a result of injuries sustained. But when accosted, the pastor told her father that he was only carrying out deliverance on the victim.
Although they teach the ‘proper’ human conduct and respect for God, and enjoy societal respect for their ‘piety;’ clergymen, whether of the Muslim faith or Christian – by the actions of a few – are increasingly casting doubts in the mind of their followers and diminishing their value in society.