Saturday, 11 November 2017

Girl impregnated by pastor loses fallopian tube to abortion

Girl impregnated by pastor loses fallopian tube to abortion
Pastor Tunde Daniel

A 16-year-old girl impregnated by Royal Heritage Church Pastor Tunde Daniel, a man in his 50s with two wives, has lost her fallopian tube after she had an abortion.
Punch newspaper reports that the girl’s mother, identified as just Mrs. B. for privacy sake, regrets very deeply the day she walked into the Royal Heritage Church, Mafoluku, Lagos, for the first time with her teenage daughter in tow and sought Pastor Tunde Daniel’s spiritual help on her daughter’s plan to become a model.
Mrs. B. told Saturday PUNCH that the pastor had told her he could make a super model out of the girl.
Because of the sensitivity of this case, Saturday PUNCH decided to keep the family anonymous.
But Mrs. B. said the moment she approached the pastor for help was the day she lost control of her daughter, who is now 16 years old.
For more than a year, Mrs. B said she was struggling to get a grip of her life and win her daughter back from the hold Pastor Daniel allegedly had on her.
From that moment on began a relationship that allegedly snowballed into a sexual slavery for Mrs. B’s daughter.
According to her, it got to a point that if she gave her daughter an instruction, her obedience would depend on whether the pastor agreed or not.
The girl would occasionally visit the married pastor at his 8, Owolabi Street, Mafoluku, Lagos.
Mrs. B said:
“My daughter suddenly became distant and she no longer listened to me. Then, one day, she ran away from home. I was at my shop when she ran away and her siblings were with me in the shop.
“I got home and was expecting to see her. I became worried after a few hours, but I still did not see her. Neighbours also could not tell me where she was.
“It was while searching everywhere for her that I noticed the money I kept in the house had gone.
“I tried to call Pastor Daniel but could not reach him on the phone and I went to his house. When I got there, I was told he was not around and for four days, my daughter was missing.
“Few days later, Pastor Daniel brought her back home in the evening. When I asked where she had been, she ignored me and when I asked the pastor, he shouted at me.”
Mrs. B. warned her daughter to stay away from the pastor but all she got in response was the rebuff.
According to her, Tunde continued to meet with the girl in secret.
Mrs. B. explained that unknown to her, the sexual abuse her daughter allegedly suffered in the hands of the pastor started in 2016 when the girl was still 15.
“She said that anytime she went to school, Pastor Daniel would pick her up there and take her to a hotel.
“One day in late February, 2017, I got a call from a hospital that said my daughter was in a critical condition. I did not know how she ended up in the hospital. At that time, I had lost control over her totally.
“When I got there, I was told that she had appendicitis and that an emergency surgery must be conducted to save her life. We were asked to look for N368,000. I called her father who was abroad, to inform him of the case and we quickly paid the money.
“It was when I saw the surgical scar that I became alarmed and I started petting her and told her to tell me what was going on. That was when she said that the pastor had impregnated her and that what I thought was the removal of her appendicitis was indeed abortion.
“I wanted to faint. I quickly confronted the doctors at the hospital and they told me that she was brought in by Pastor Daniel, who prevailed on them to say it was appendicitis. They said she had lost a fallopian tube. They said they were only concerned about saving her life.”
The hospital in question is High Rocks Hospital located on 8, Afariogun Street, Charity Area, Oshodi-Isolo.
However, the apprehensive Mrs. B., who could no longer handle the matter on her own, contacted the Child Protection Network in Oshodi, who took over the case.
The Coordinator of CPN in Isolo and Ejigbo, Mr. Ebenezer Omejalile, explained that further investigation on the case showed that Daniel’s ministry was reputed as one dedicated to preying on both innocent girls and married women.
According to him, after the CPN took over the case and it was reported at the Makinde Police Division, Oshodi, Daniel tried to turn the case against the victim’s family and reported at the anti-kidnapping unit of the Lagos State Police Command that Mrs. B. colluded with some officers at the Makinde Police Division to kidnap him and force him to part with money.
“The pastor threatened the investigating police officer in charge of the case. He was so confident that nothing was going to happen on the matter. I realised that it was necessary for the Commissioner of Police to hear about the matter, so I wrote a petition to the CP on the matter.

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