Self-proclaimed Nigerian pastor Timothy Ngwu, founder of the Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, told police that God had asked him to impregnate 20 members of his church. Ngwu was arrested by police officials on June 27 on the premises of his church, which is located in Enugu.
Deputy superintendent of police in Enugu, Ebere Amaraizu, said Ngwu was arrested after female members of his church got pregnant following his marathon sexual encounters, apparently upon God’s request.
“The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is to impregnate any one chosen and revealed by the Holy Spirit, irrespective of whether the woman is married or not. When the woman is delivered of the baby, the child remains in the ministry with the mother for life,” said Amaraizu.
According to the local media, another deputy superintendent of police, Gloria Udoka, who serves at the anti-child trafficking unit in Enugu, stormed the church after receiving tip-offs from Veronica Ngwu, wife of the accused. Veronica told the police about her husband’s sexual escapades that were taking place at church, most of which led to the pregnancies of several married and unmarried women. She also told them that these women were now living with her husband.
However, when Ngwu confessed to the police, he said he had only 5 wives, 13 children and the rest of the women were concubines because the Holy Spirit had asked him to impregnate them. Reportedly, two women, Assumpta Odo and Calista Omeje, left their respective husbands voluntarily to live with the randy pastor so they could follow God’s words and serve him.