According to The Punch, the man of God simply identified as Dukes has been on the alleged act for over two years, a situation which has led to impregnation of the women.
Reports also say the self-acclaimed man of God had also seduced several young girls in neighbouring communities with the pretext of helping them with suitors before he relocated to Umunede to save face after his antics had been discovered.]
Dukes was reportedly detained at Agbor Police Station by aggrieved parents of his victims for two days before being granted bail.
According to Josephine Ogor, a member of his ‘Light Of God Ministries’ church,“The self acclaimed reverend uses preaching, choirs and organised youth fellowship to get young girls.
“That was what he did in Ute-Okpu, Otolokpo neighbouring communities before he moved into Umunede and he was driven away by the elders of the communities, he likes girls of 15, 16 and 17 years he sleeps with.”
Some married women were also reported to have started carrying their marital problems to him, and known for his magical powers, the women were made to feast on his mind-blowing prophecies, especially unsuspecting members of his church including some highly placed politicians and businessmen across the state.
Some of his victims, Awele John, Marble Ogoan and Rosemary Iwendi, who claimed they were hoodwinked into s*xual intercourse with him via magical powers, said:“Please Mr. Pressman don’t use our pictures.
“The man is fake, he uses magical powers to woo young girls he sleeps with, that was how we fell into his net, and our eyes were opened.”
And one of the married woman who fell prey of the pastor’s antics, said she had gone to the reverend’s house to seek advice on constant quarrels between her and the husband for possible solution when Dukes allegedly gave her anointed oil.
The woman who pleaded anonymity said she was asked to rub and take from the oil but she suddenly found herself making love with the reverend during the night.
“I saw myself having s*xual intercourse with the Reverend in my sleep and I was shocked before I made it known to my husband,” she said.
The clergyman’s usual mode of getting people is by asking them, especially unsuspecting female miracle seekers, young girls looking for suitors, among others, olive oil bottles which eventually keeps them inseparable from him.
Dukes, when contacted, reacted in the negative, saying that the reports were attempts by people who want to blackmail and kill him as a true man of God.
According to him, “I am not responsible for their pregnancies, they are lairs.”
Two investigating police officers, who also pleaded anonymity at the police station, informed that, “We are currently investigating the Reverend after some parents of the girls he allegedly seduced reported the matter at the station, we have earlier arrested and released him on bail while investigation is ongoing.”