According to sources, Pastor Anthony was posted to the Living Faith Church at Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, where the incident happened and was accommodated by Pastor Okoronkwo for the time being. “Instead of paying good-for-good, Pastor Joseph Anthony decided to pay his fellow pastor, Pastor Chukwuma Okoronkwo, good-with-evil by raping his 11-year-old daughter. People are so wicked!”, a source said. However, Pastor Anthony was later arrested by the Police.
He was paraded on Monday, August 3, 2020, alongside the traditional ruler of Obor Awara Autonomous community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Andrew Okuegbunuwa accused of providing his kidnap gang with operational vehicle. Parading the criminal suspects, the state’s Police Commissioner, CP Isaac Akinmoyede, said Pastor Anthony and other suspects were involved in various crimes ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, incest among others.
According to the CP, “the command has embarked on a full-scale investigation to fish out other criminals in the state”, adding that “the suspects would soon be charged to court”.
“He (Pastor Anthony) had just been transferred to the Njaba chapter of Winners Chapel and was waiting to be assigned his residential apartment before another Pastor offered to harbour him until he secured his own accommodation”, CP Akinmoyede said.