Operatives of the Lagos state police command have arrested one clergyman with name Ezuma Chizemdere for allegedly sodomising range of adolescent boys and eventually infected one of them with human immunodeficiency virus as a result of the said dastardly act
The clergyman, whose place of worship is known as "founder of Jesus intervention Household Ministry" is located in Ejigbo residential area within Lagos metropolis
He was said to be an active member of a syndicate perpetrating the alleged crime in the settlement
A statement made available to Urban Express News Online through the Lagos police public relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said a good Samaritan did report a case of defilement at the ejigbo police station on January 22,2019 consequent upon which one prince chinecherem was arrested
Chizemdere reportedly went into hiding having got wind of Chinecherem’s arrest.
He said Luck, however, ran out on him on March 21, 2019, when he sneaked into his house in the midnight and was arrested by policemen who had been on surveillance within the vicinity.
The public relation officer said an investigation by the command revealed that Chizemdere had molested 15 boys
Elkana stated that the Clergy lives with HIV and infected one of his victims, 16-year-old Shedrack, with the virus.
“He had been at large for about three months. On March 21, 2019, around 1am, police laid siege to the reverend’s residence based on the strength of information gathered that he often sneaked into the house through the back entrance. Having discovered that police had cordoned off his house, he hid in the ceiling for two hours. He was however arrested.
“Investigation revealed that he brought in about 15 boys into his apartment where he forcefully penetrated them all through the anus. Some members of the neighbourhood revealed that the reverend usually washed six-bed sheets daily whenever he brought in little children suspected to be his sex partners.
“On further interrogation, he revealed that he is HIV positive and has been receiving treatment for over three years. One 16-year-old Shedrack was part of his victims and was infected with HIV around October 2018.”