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Congregation disowns pastor for impregnating member

31 August 2015, 08:47

Abuja - Members of the United Methodist Church in the Oshodi LGA of Lagos chased their pastor from the premises on Sunday after it was found that he had impregnated his housemaid, PUNCH reports.

The pastor, Barkuma Andrew, is alleged to have impregnated his housemaid and congregant, Grace, before ordering her to abort the child.

Andrew is said to live with his wife, children, wife's cousin and Grace in a three-bedroom flat on the church premises.

Also read: Churches shut down over noisy worship

Members of the congregation had allegedly sent a letter of concern to the Central Conference of the church in Taraba State requesting that an investigation be conducted into the matter.

The Central Conference, however, sent another pastor to lead the church without investigating Andrew's conduct, leading to the man still occupying church property.

It has been alleged that Andrew and a small group of unknown people has commenced a service within the church precinct when they were chased from the premises.

Officials from the Makinde Police Division were said to have intervened in the incident after it was reported at the station.

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