A popular Warri cleric, Bishop Elijah, has been arrested by the police in Delta over alleged rape of a 19-year-old girl, identified as Miracle, who was undergoing deliverance in his church off Apalla in the heart of Warri South council area.
The suspect who is the founder/general overseer of a popular prayer ministry, was arrested last Friday weeks after the police had declared him wanted over the crime.
Briefing newsmen over the arrest, the Warri Area Commander, ACP Mohammed Muktar Garba, told newsmen that the suspect was currently being detained at the “A Division’” police station.
He disclosed that the arrest was effected following complaint by the mother of the victim who took the daughter to her church for deliverance to avert sudden death based on the revealations of her the pastor who happens to be her spiritual father for many years.
According to ACP Garba, “she said the pastor had a dream that death was hovering over their house and for peace to reign, she should bring her daughter, Miracle for prayers (deliverance).