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Pastor rapes and impregnates 16-year-old girl because he had to rid her of evil spirits

By Mason White 6:23 AM February 16, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A pastor was arrested and charged with child rape after he allegedly raped a teen girl because he had to rid her of evil spirits that tainted her blood, a court in Nigeria has heard.

A 16-year-old rape victim testified before the Abuja High Court that the defendant poured anointing oil on her body and raped her.

She said that Basil Princewill of Mountain Mover Fire Ministry Church, told her that he had a revelation that her body was dirty.

Princewill also told her that the wife of her father was trying to kill her, and that God told him to perform a ritual on her.

“He had a white scarf and a bottle of oil, and he told me to take off my clothes,” she told the court.

“He told me that I’m possessed by many evil spirits, and that my blood is tainted. He also told me that since I’m not married he will need to perform the cleansing ritual himself,” the victim told the court.

The defendant took her to his room and asked her to close her eyes. He then proceeded to rape her.

The defendant told the victim that her evil spirits are stubborn and he will need to perform the ritual on her again.

Eventually the teen became pregnant from her pastor. When the pastor learned that she was pregnant, he took her to a hospital to have an abortion.

When the victim tried to escape, the pastor beat her and forced her to stay.