A cleric, Pastor Jeremiah Godman Iziduh, of House of David Full Gospel Church, located at No. 13 Jemede Avenue off Giwa Amu, GRA Benin City, Edo State, is now in Police net for holding a widow and her five daughters, impregnating two of them while claiming that they were sowed as seeds to his Church by their late father.
It was gathered that the 44-year old Pastor Iziduh forcefully took the widow, Mrs Olulu Akika, as his wife and started sleeping with her. But when he realised that the widow will not be able to bear a child, he started sleeping with her daughters and impregnated two of them remaining three others.
He also said to have collected every documents and property left behind by their late father and claimed that he also sowed them to his Church as seed.
Pastor Iziduh is currently in Police detention undergoing interrogations for the alleged criminal acts and immoral activities perpetrated on late Henry Akika’s family.
This followed a petition written to the Commissioner of Police by the eldest daughter of late Henry Akika, Mrs. Maureen, through her lawyer, Barrister Francis Okanigbuan.
In the petition dated 27th February, 2020, titled Criminal and Immoral activity of Pastor Iziduh, the petitioner alleged that after the death of their father, Pastor Iziduh hypnotized her mother and five children and moved them from the family house to his own house while instilling fear into them with fake vision and prophecies.
The petitioner stated that Pastor Iziduh impregnated two of her sisters; one of them was forced to divorce her husband and come back to Iziduh, who impregnated her and she had two children for him while also impregnating the second one, who is heavily pregnant for him. The three other sisters were said to have been hidden in an undisclosed location, where he may likely defile them because he did not allow them to go to school but only engaged them as Church workers.
The petitioner pleaded with the Police to intervene and rescue the other victims and bring Iziduh to book for his conduct.
This was confirmed by Mrs. Maureen, who said that Pastor Iziduh has been claiming that their late father used his property including one of his children to sow seed to the Church and he decided to take all of them including their mother.
Police sources said that Iziduh was arrested following Court order obtained by the Police to investigate his activity, which will last for two weeks before he will be charged to Court.