Pastor Emmanuel Alex in charge of a new generation church in Egan, on the outskirts of Lagos, has been arrested by the police for allegedly impregnating his 15-year old daughter two times.
His daughter delivered the two babies within two years. This happened after the girl’s mother died.
They were all living in the same apartment at 33, Pastor Olusola Street, Agric, Egan, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
It was gathered from the residents that the pastor’s nine children were not allowed to go to school or socialise with their neighbours and when he wanted to go out, he locked them inside his two-bedroom flat.
His arrest followed a sting operation by two non governmental organizations in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, WAPA, Alausa, Ikeja.
It was also gathered that the pastor’s wife died during labour in 2010 after giving birth to nine children.
While in labour to deliver the 10th child, the pastor had no money to take her to hospital and he asked her to deliver in their house and in the process, she died.
Sources said that she died, Alex started sleeping with his first daughter and it resulted in pregnancy. She delivered the baby in 2011.
While nursing the baby, the pastor impregnated her again and she delivered the second baby recently.
The scandal was exposed during a burial Alex was to be the officiating pastor. Some of the residents opposed him and told those at the burial that he had impregnated his own daughter two times.
He was subsequently arrested by the police at Igando division. When we visited the station, police sources confirmed the incident and told our reporter that he has been charged to Ikeja High court where he was remanded in prison custody.
Meanwhile, the Welfare Department of WAPA has taken custody of all his children.
His flat was locked when we visited his residence.