Pastor Phillip Ogbebor, the Founder and General Overseer of a Pentecostal Church in Benin City is now an unusual inmate at the federal medium security prison, Oko after a magistrate court ordered that he be remanded for having s3x with male members of his Church.
Surprisingly, the randy pastor of Breakthrough Ministries, Owina Street, off Sakponba road Benin city, neither denied the allegation of homos*xuality levelled against him by the parents of one of his victims nor blamed the devil as many culprits will do.
Instead he told Saturday Sun that “I am only passing through temptation. I only did it four times with the man who is 22 years old and a regular member of my church. I can’t claim that it was the devil’s influence , let God decide my case.”
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Foluso Ayodeji Adebanjo told Saturday Sun that the Pastor was apprehended recently by men of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Edo state police command following a complaint lodged by the father of one of his victims.
Trouble started when the victim who had been put under an oath of secrecy by the pastor decided to report his ordeal to his parents who in turn decided to inform the police.
The victim who doesn’t want his name in print told Saturday Sun that he has been unduly harassed by Pastor Ogbebor since 2007 when he was only fifteen years old and that he made him to take several oaths of secrecy in order not to reveal the secret to anybody.
He further said that the suspect threatened to kill him if he disclosed the act to anyone.
The Magistrate was said to have ordered his detention at the Oko medium security prison in the state capital pending the commencement of trial.