Pastor in court for allegedly marrying mother, daughter

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A pastor, Timothy Ngwu, was on Monday docked at an Enugu North Magistrates’ Court for allegedly marrying another man’s wife, daughter as well as another woman.

The pastor’s wife, Veronica Ngwu, was said to have petitioned the court over the development.

The victims whom Mr. Ngwu converted to his “wives” were said to be members of his church: Gods’ Favour Ministry, Nsukka.

One of the victims, Calista Omeye, however, told the court that her husband, Fidelis Omeye, had persuaded her to meet the pastor as he wanted her to do the will of God through the pastor.

“My husband was a member of the church and he introduced me to the church, because he said that the pastor had a revelation for me (Calista),” Mrs. Omeye said.

She said the revelation had to do with the will of God “but he later left the church but I refused to leave the church with him.

“I have 10 children for him and we were all members of the church before he quitted and I had a baby for the pastor but the baby died after some weeks,” she told the court.

She said that it was with her husband’s consent that their daughter was given to the pastor in marriage.

“It is not true that I gave out our daughter in marriage to the pastor without the consent of my husband, he was aware of everything,” she said.

Mr. Ngwu, who hailed from Ihe-Owerre, Nsukka, was absent from the court as he was said to be on admission at a hospital in Enugu.

The presiding magistrate, R.I. Oruruo, adjourned hearing in the matter to September 26.

In another development, the magistrate sentenced 17 youth from Amuzam-Ugwuaji in Enugu North Local Government Area to three weeks’ imprisonment for conspiracy and unlawful assembly.

The accused persons were in 2013 arraigned for malicious damage of a building under construction belonging to one Charles Maduekwe, at Independence Layout, Enugu.

The complainant had told court that he invested over N20million on the project before the incident occurred.

Mr. Maduekwe said that he invited some military men to arrest the accused person who later handed them over to the police.

He said the military men recovered hammers and other dangerous weapons used by the accused persons to perpetuate the crime.

Meanwhile, the President General of the town, Emmanuel Nwafor, said that the disputed land belonged to the community.

He said no external body had ever claimed the land or bought it from the community.

He alleged that the youths were waiting for the elders to allocate the land before the military arrived and whisked them away.

“We did not destroy any pillar or building as the land was covered by weeds. We only went there to share the land.

“It was when they refused to leave the land that some military men arrested them,” he said.

Ruling on the matter, Mrs. Oruruo said the evidence before the court showed that there was a conspiracy among the accused persons to commit a crime and unlawful assembly to breach public peace.

She, therefore, sentenced the accused persons to three weeks imprisonment each, with a N10, 000 option of fine.

(NAN)

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  • Abdullah Musa

    Pastors seem to do as they please with women.
    Since this is not persecution of Christians by federal government, CAN will not be interested.

  • Shahokaya

    Pastor Taiwo can you see your type?

  • Yusuf

    according to the bible he reads in Deutronomy Lot got drunk and slept with his two daughters, when u read fabricated evil stories u can do all sort of things

    • veritas

      LOL. i am with you on that…

  • Smart

    Just yesterday another one was reported to do homosexuality with 15 years old boy,

  • Smart

    Many of them have turn away from the true teaching of prophet Jesus A.S the son of virgin Mary, the one born without father, and sent to only the 12 clan or tribes of Israel no more no less.

    Many are using his name to make money, turn their place of worship as a money making ventures, committing so many atrocities under the hiding of true believers of Jesus A.S,

    • Tunsj

      Well said. Their bottom line is making money and lying to their followers.

  • amazing2012

    Christianity, a religion of dummies !

  • That man is not a pastor.

    • realist

      Then who is a pastor? All pastors are the same. Only with different categories of sins. This one committed adultery and polygamy. Almost all other pastors are extortioners, greedy for money, worldly etc and other 1001 teaching that are man-made, not from Bible. Atleast all sins carry the same weight before God. So anytime you hear pasto, before the world is completed, pls you run. If not they will inflict serious injury on you and your pocket.

  • River-of-Life

    Anyone with the title….PASTOR…preaches lies…….To make matters worse, the people love the lies……It makes them wise and pleasant to their eyes. The Levitical priesthood (Aaronic priesthood) came to an end when ”the Son of Man” was offered. But the rebellious house of Israel rejects the Melchizedek (which forbids domination=lording over the people) and reinstituted the Levitical priesthood and exported it to Nigeria through British missionaries……Today we can the see the fruit from those evil tree…because every tree is known by it’s fruit…….Light (Freedom) came into the world, but men preferred darkness (bondage to Carnal nature)…….The Israelites were exiled to Babyon/Assyria because they were lusting after those nations. Love = Law= Truth……..But Lust = Lawlessness = Lies.