SEVEN ladies who went for a night vigil for deliverance in a new generation church, which is located at 2nd Cemetery Road, Benin-City, were allegedly defiled by armed bandits who stormed the church at about 4:00AM on Thursday. Vanguard has full report:
The robbers were said to have earlier raided a building near Ewuotubu community where they robbed some tenants living in four different flats in the compound. It was learnt that two persons, including a police officer, were shot dead while others sustained various degrees of injuries in the process.
What was supposed to be an all-night marathon prayer session , tagged ‘Koboko Night’, meant to cast out demons tormenting some members of the church, turned sour as the masked armed robbers, numbering six, shot sporadically, ordering the members to go back to the church shortly after they said the final prayers to depart the church. The robbers had, on storming the church premises, rained bullets on the roof and ordered members to lie down. Consequently, they defiled the women.
One of the victims, who narrated her ordeal to Sunday Vanguard, said, “Though I was not defiled, I was beaten mercilessly when they were asking us to identify the pastor and we refused. After collecting our phones, money and jewelleries, they ordered some of the ladies to UnCloth. They threatened to kill them if they refused and, of course, they removed their clothes and were defiled one by one.