Head bishop paraded in Port Harcourt for raping girl, 15
.Chairman of All Bishops in Rivers State, Bishop Chibuike Nwabueze, who was arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year old girl, was paraded, on Tuesday by the state Police Command.
The Bishop said he was set up by his fellow Bishop, who was also contesting for the post of Chairman of All Bishops in the state with him.
The randy bishop, while not denying his culpability, claimed he was hypnotised and set up by a colleague bishop.
Nwabueze, who was paraded at the Rivers State Criminal Investigation department, SCID, Port Harcourt, said anybody could have fallen a victim of what happened to him.
He denied raping the underage girl, but admitted that she removed her clothes after he finished praying for her in the office and before he could shout 'the blood of Jesus,' he was already all over the girl.
According to Nwabueze, what happened was scripted and acted out by another bishop in whose office the immoral act took place.
He said the plot to ensnare and embarrass him was part of the plot by his brother bishop to replace him as the chairman of all bishops in the state, a post he (the accused bishop) currently occupied.
Nwabueze however denied reports that he assisted in aborting the pregnancy that resulted from the illicit act with the teenager, alleging that it was the girl's father who did the abortion, while he, the bishop, paid for the cost.
His words, 'We have different colleges of bishops. I am the chairman of Communion of Bishops in Rivers State. Well, what actually happened was a set-up. It was set up by my enemies. I have so many people who are my enemies. The man who is in-charge of where I went to minister is my enemy. He is the person that set me up.
'He invited me to his church for a programme. And, after the programme, he set me up because of what we are dragging. We are dragging chairmanship of the communion and that was why he set me up.
'I was surprised when I saw her pulling off her skirt and others. But, before you knew it, I had a carnal knowledge of her. That is the truth of the matter.
'She started laughing at me. She said 'are you angry?' I told her that I did not know what she had hypnotized me for. She said I should not bother. I was so angry and annoyed that I called some of my pastors and made a confession that I did not know what was happening.'