A source who pleaded anonymity told a Punch correspondent that the gay pastor was told by a native doctor that his homosexual ‘sickness’ would be cured if he slept with a male teen.
Narrating his ordeal, the victim (Abuchi) said the incident took place after a vigil service.
The teen victim, who hails from Ebonyi State said, “The pastor approached me after the vigil and asked me to stay back. I told the pastor that I wanted to go home since the church activities had ended. The pastor told me to wait till dawn and when I insisted that I must go, the pastor applied a substance on my eyes which made me to sleep.
“When I woke up, I noticed that my trousers were torn, and my anus was damp.
“I began to cry, as I was feeling pains in my anus. The pastor said I should stop crying; that he would give me money.
“I rejected the money offer and went home and told my people what happened.”
A relative of the victim, Ngozi, who spoke with journalists, said they were not aware that Abuchi went to church that night.
She said when Abuchi came home and told them what happened, they rushed to the church, only to discover that the pastor had absconded.
The Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkiru Nwode, confirmed the report. She said the police had begun a manhunt for the pastor, assuring that he would be arrested and prosecuted.
The police spokesperson said the victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment.