A pastor in a Pentecostal church known as the Jesus Miracle Ministries in Awka, Anambra State (names withheld) is said to be on the run after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old boy identified only as Abuchi.
According to reports, the gay pastor said he was told by a native doctor that his homosexual 'sickness' would leave him if only he sleeps with a male teen.
Recounting his ordeal, Abuchi said the incident took place after a vigil service.
The teenager, who hails from Ebonyi State said, "The pastor approached me after the vigil and asked me to stay back.
"I told the pastor that I wanted to go home since the church activities had ended.
"The pastor told me to wait till dawn and when I insisted that I must go, the pastor applied a substance on my eyes which made me to sleep.
"When I woke up, I noticed that my trousers were torn, and my anus was damp.
"I began to cry, as I was feeling pains in my anus. The pastor said I should stop crying; that he would give me money.
"I rejected the money offer and went home and told my people what happened."
A relative of the teenage victim, Ngozi told newsmen that when Abuchi came home and narrated the incident to them, they rushed to the church only to discover that the pastor had run away.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Nkiru Nwode, who confirmed the report said the police had begun a manhunt for the pastor, assuring that he would be apprehended and dealt with accordingly.
She added that the victim has been taken to the hospital for examination and treatment.