Report By Nnawuihe Iwuala
The General Overseer and Head of Messiah House of Prayer Amaimo Umuofo Amauda in Ikeduru L.G.A. of Imo State Prophet Mike Osuji, has been arrested by the Imo State Police for allegedly raping a 13-year old girl.
This was sequel to a petition written to the Owerri Police Area Command by the lawyer to the father of the alleged rape victim.
In a telephone interview, the minor’s father who is a widower alleged that the prophet severally raped her daughter between the year 2010 and 2013 without his knowledge.
“Between 2010 and 2013, I was sick and a friend of mine introduced me to Prophet Mike Osuji. Because of my sickness, I lost my job as a luxurious bus driver and also my accommodation in Naze Owerri. Consequently, the prophet offered me accommodation in his house which he also uses as church. I moved in with my two little daughters. Because of my condition then, I did not know that the prophet was taking advantage of my predicament to defile one my daughters. One of those days, his wife caught him trying to abuse my daughter and he sent his wife packing. Because of that, I sent my children away but the prophet threatened me saying that I must bring my children back to the church. It was when my daughters went out of the prophet’s custody that they could narrate their ordeal to me. Ironically, the prophet went to the police recently to report that I arranged to kidnap my daughters from his house….”
Confirming the report, counsel to the girl’s father, Barr. Emperor Iwuala added that the said prophet is also suspected of buying stolen vehicle. He also commended the police on the effective way they are handling the matter.
Attempt to reach the prophet on his mobile phone proved abortive as his line was not reachable.
When the suspect’s prayer house was also visited, a worshipper in the place who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that the prophet was arrested by the police and was still in police custody.