The Lagos State police command has said it has apprehended a popular clergyman for allegedly infecting minors with HIV virus.
Naija News reports that the state police command gave the name of the popular clergy as one Rev. Ezuma Chizemdere of 'Jesus Intervention Household Ministry' in the Ejigbo area of Lagos state.
According to a statement on Friday by the command's spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, the clergy had been on the watch and trail for three months before his final arrest on March 21.
Elkana said that investigation revealed that the suspect had lured about 15 young boys into his residence, where he allegedly sexually molested them.
"Investigation carried out revealed that one Rev. Prince Ezuma Chizemdere, Founder of 'Jesus Intervention Household Ministry' was part of the syndicate defiling teenagers in the community.
"He has been at large for about three months. On 21st March, 2019, at about 1am, police laid siege of the Reverend's residence based on the strength of information gathered that he often sneaks into the house through the back entrance.
"Having discovered that police had cordoned his house, the Reverend hid himself in the ceiling for two hours. He was however arrested.
"Investigation has it that Rev. Ezuma brought in about 15 boys into his apartment where he forcefully penetrated them all through the anus.
"Some members of the neighborhood revealed that the reverend usually wash six bedsheets daily whenever he brings in little children, suspected to be his sex partners.
"On further interrogation, the "Reverend" revealed that he was HIV positive and has been receiving treatment for over three years," Elkana said.
Elkana who said one 16-year old Ikem Shedrack was part of the victims the clergy had infected, said that the clergy knew he was HIV positive but still chooses to infect minors with the virus.
"He further confessed that he pays the boys N2000 each, anytime he has carnal knowledge of them. The suspect will be charged to court.," he said.
He said that investigation was still ongoing in on the matter to attract possible prosecution.
Source: Naija News