Pastor caught raping his younger brother’s wife in the woodsBy Mason White 1:01 PM July 24, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A pastor was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping his younger brother’s wife, police in Nigeria said.
Anambra State police said that they have arrested Pius Okoronkwo, after being accused of sexually harassing and raping his brother’s wife.
The police launched their investigation after receiving a complaint from the human rights organization Human Rights Awareness Initiative and Road Safety.
According to the police investigation, the woman was raped while working on her farm. Okoronkwo, who is the founder of the Covenant Sabbath Mission church, denied the allegations.
The woman told investigators that her husband’s brother said that only he has the power to get her pregnant, but she rejected his advances.
The pastor did not give up, and began stalking her. One day, the pastor followed his sister-in-law to her farm, where he raped her.
He threatened to kill her if she did not allow him to have sex with her.