The Lagos State police command says it has arrested a clergyman, Reverend Ezuma Chizemdere of ‘Jesus Intervention Household Ministry’ Ejigbo Lagos for allegedly defiling and infecting some minors with HIV virus.
According to a statement on Friday by the command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, the clergy had been at large for about three months before his arrest on March 21.
Elkana says that On January 21, a case of defilement of a minor (name withheld) by penetration was reported by a good Samaritan at Ejigbo Police Station.
He says that investigation revealed that the suspect had lured about 15 young boys into his residence, where he allegedly sexually molested them.
“Investigation carried out revealed that one Rev. Prince Ezuma Chizemdere, Founder of ‘Jesus Intervention Household Ministry’ was part of the syndicate defiling teenagers in the community.
“He has been at large for about three months. On 21st March 2019, at about 1 am, police laid siege of the Reverend’s residence based on the strength of information gathered that he often sneaks into the house through the back entrance.
“Having discovered that police had cordoned his house, the Reverend hid in the ceiling for two hours. He was however arrested.
“Investigation has it that Rev. Ezuma brought in about 15 boys into his apartment where he forcefully penetrated them all through the anus.
“Some members of the neighbourhood revealed that the reverend usually washes six bedsheets daily whenever he brings in little children, suspected to be his sex partners.
“On further interrogation, the “Reverend” revealed that he was HIV positive and has been receiving treatment for over three years,” Elkana says.
The police image maker says one Ikem Shedrack, 16, was part of the victims and was infected by the reverend around October 2018.
Furthermore, Elkana says that the suspect knew he was HIV positive but was deliberately infecting the innocent teenagers.
“He further confessed that he pays the boys N2000 each, anytime he has carnal knowledge of them. The suspect will be charged to court.,” he states.
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