A pastor in Edo state who used to be arrested via the Police for defiling 5 kids, has opened up on a perceived evil power controlling his actions.
The 48-year-old pastor from Akwa Ibom State is married with 5 kids and two of them had been getting ready to secure admission into the university. His first baby who is 18 years old would as an alternative preserve mum over her father’s travail, Live News Nigeria reports.
At their residence on Ekenwa Road, Benin city, Mrs Elizabeth Otobong, who sells pap, seemed involved as our correspondent referred to as at their abode.
It’s predicted due to the fact in the last two months of Emerson’s travail following his subsequent arrest and detention by way of the police, no one has come to go to the family.
“Nobody visits us except the church woman leader who called me on the phone to encourage me. I couldn’t even call his mother to inform her of what is happening because if I do, she will collapse and die.
His father died recently and he has not been buried. The burial was earlier fixed for April but it was postponed for two months because of COVID-19.
They are waiting for Emerson before they could bury him because he is the first and only son of the family.’’
Some neighbours who noticed Emerson on television when the police paraded him have additionally persisted to ask the Otobongs probing questions about their breadwinner.
“Many people have come to me to say they saw my husband on television, I will say ‘oh you also saw him? It has happened already and there is nothing I can do. All I know is that this phase shall also pass,” she said.
Emerson used to be nearly incoherent whilst he used to be being puzzled by using newsmen. He should barely mumble words out of his mouth. After a lengthy wait for his response to a question, he said,
“I am disturbed psychologically, physically and emotionally. I cannot talk now. For everything that has happened, I am ready for the consequence and I will face it.
As you can see, there was no single mark on my body. This is because I told them the truth. I am the one who reported myself to my general overseer and the police.
He spoke for few minutes more, quoted a Bible verse and later confronted the Investigating Police Officer, saying,
“Please take me back to my cell. I know this is between me and God. He will do justice to whoever is in this. I know there is something somewhere trying to gain control of me but God will come to my rescue.”