This happened yesterday at the United Methodist Church, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos. Pastor Barkuma Andrew, was stopped from leading the church 7 months ago when the housemaid, Grace, had complications after
aborting the pregnancy. The members had petitioned the Central Conference of the church in Taraba State to investigate the alleged atrocity.
They, however, sought the service of another pastor 3 weeks ago when the district failed to probe Andrew. Members had come to church for yesterday’s service only to see that Andrew and some unknown people had commenced the service. The members had to chase them out of the church. The pastor was said to have sent his wife to her village when he impregnated Grace.
A member said the church was embarrassed by Andrew’s conduct, adding that they were tired of his leadership. Another female member, Blessing, said the pastor had once made sexual advances to her. She said: “My husband is not always at home.
The pastor would call me in the night and asked if I had slept. One day he entered my room and gave me a soft slap on my back. I had only the wrapper on me. I was surprised and told my neighbors.”…. bt they said it’s nothing by a holy slap…… Credit: PUNCH