Part 41
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The lady was called into the box and Brother Thomas lawyer stood up to question her.

Lawyer: Please ma! Can you please relate your story just to refresh this honourable court on what happened on that fateful day?

Lady: I have been a member of the church and I have been seeing Pastor Chris for special prayers on a particular issue.

Lawyer: Sorry to interrupt you madam, but please can you state what that particular issue is?

”Objection My Lord” her lawyer shouted, Your Honour, there are some things that my client would want to keep personal as they are issues that concerns her integrity” the female lawyer said.

But Brother Thomas (Pastor Chris’s lawyer) quickly countered her saying.

”Your honour, the integrity and the freedom of a man is at stake here. Your honour not just an ordinary man but a man of God, whose church is at the risk of folding up. What could be more personal that is worth keeping compared to the life of this young man?”

Judge: Objection overrules! Let the question be answered.

“Thank you! Your honour! Please ma, answer the question. What is that personal issue that made you go to Pastor Chris?”

Lady: Well, I am 36 years old and I am yet to be married and we know in Nigeria, age has a very big effect on a lady when it comes to marriage issue. And so I went to see the pastor so that he can pray for me so that I can get a husband.

”Go on” the lawyer urged her.

Lady: And so he prayed with me that day and he told me that I will be needing special prayers and that I should come to his apartment later for it.

”And did you not bother to ask why his house? Why not the church?

Lady: I didn’t ask, because he is the pastor and knows what he is doing.

”Go on” he urged her.

Lady: On that fateful day, I called Pastor Chris that I was coming by 6pm like we agreed and he told me to wait that he was in a meeting and he would let me know when to come, later I got a text from Pastor Chris telling me to come now that he was home and that when I come I should go straight to the house that his door was unlocked. And so I went to the house.

”Did anyone see you come in?” The lawyer asked.

Lady: No sir! The gate was opened, the security man was not at the gate and so I’m not sure if he saw me.

”Alright go on”

Lady: When I got to the house, I entered and waited for almost an hour before he came in, he apologised for coming late and then said he wanted to quickly take his bath that I should give him few minutes. He went inside and I heard the shower running. After few minutes I heard him calling me to come and help him out for something. I asked him what was it but he said I should come. When I got there he was on his towel and before I could say anything, he pounced on me and tore my clothes and he raped me, I was screaming but before people could come and force the door opened he had already raped me.

”Did you struggle and try to fight back?” He asked.

Lady: Yes sir I did, I tried but he kept on slapping and pinching and scratching me. He beat me up and overpowered me, my whole body was filled with wounds.

”And after everything. I mean after he was caught, what happened”?

Lady: Some persons escorted me home to rest and the next day I came to the police station to report the case.

”Home? Why home? You said you were beaten up badly, injured, scratched and raped and you didn’t go to the hospital you went home, why?

Lady: Nothing! I didnt see any reason to go further to expose myself to the world and that is why. (She answered feeling uneasy)

”That will be all for now” the lawyer said as she stepped out of the interrogation box and Pastor Chris was called in.

Part 42
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Pastor Chris stood in the interrogation box. When the lawyer saw him he recognised him immediately. It is the same Chris back in school who would wake up and drag them to the middle of the compound for morning devotion. The same Chris who would give his food out to those that didn’t have and stay hungry, the same Chris who would teach his friends for free, the same Chris who would pray and lay hands on lecturers, the same Chris who was loved by all. The lawyer almost shouted his name and hug him but then he remembered he was in the middle of a case.

Lawyer: Your honour! I would beg to request that these handcuffs be taken away from my client, he is just an accused yet to be persecuted. He shouldn’t be treated like the common criminal. He is not found guilty yet and this chains on him is not befitting on him. Every man is innocent of any crime until proven guilty and so until then I demand that these chains be taken off. Your Honour!

The judge nodded in agreement and the policemen on duty who had brought Pastor Chris in went forward and removed the handcuffs.

”Thank you! Your Honour!”

Turning to Pastor Chris he asked!

Lawyer: Pastor, please could you please tell this honourable court what happened on that fateful day.

Chris: That day, I was with Pastor King and two other sisters from church, Dister Gift and Sister Happiness. We were discussing on a very important matter.

We discussed late into the night before they finally left. After they left I still discussed with Pastor King for a while before going home. My door key had gone bad and I have been calling the carpenter but he didn’t come that day either. Pastor King has even told me that the door should not exceed the next day.

And so when I entered my house, I locked up immediately. I went straight to my room to have my bath and I locked the door too.

After having my bath I stepped out in my towel, I was not expecting anyone to be in my room and so when I came out I was shocked to see a naked woman in my room.

I screamed and shouted because I have never seen this woman in my life and I don’t even know how she got there and before I could understand what was happening, she grabbed my towel and pulled it. I was trying to drag the towel so that I wouldn’t be naked and then she started screaming and before I knew what was happening there were people at my door already.

I tried to run to the door to unlock it but she held me down and prevented me from reaching the door. It was during this struggle that the door finally opened and people rushed in and she came up with the story that I had raped her

”If I heard you right, you said you’ve never seen this lady before?” He asked.

Pastor Chris: Never sir, I have never seen her.

”What about her clothes that was seen on the floor of your house thorn to pieces?”

Pastor Chris: I didn’t even see those clothes until she pointed to them. I never knew there were torn clothes on the ground. This whole thing is still like a dream to me.

”It is alright pastor, you can step out. That will be all for now”

The judge after some minutes of silence demanded that the court should go on recess and should reconvey after 30 minutes.

In this 30 minutes recess, the lawyer was able to speak with Chris one on one and reminded him of himself back in school days. It was a few minutes of reunion.

The lawyer assured them that they have a good case and that with God on thier side they would come out victorious.

Happiness quickly brought out the food she had packaged in the flask and gave it to Pastor Chris, and once again Pastor Chris refused to eat, but on the insistence of Pastor King and Brother Thomas he had no choice but to eat.

Pastor King: (to the lawyer) sir, is there anything that can be done so that he wouldn’t have to go back to prison today? See my brother is not looking good at all and I don’t want him to go back there today.

Lawyer: I will do my best. Like I said with God on our side, we will smile.

”Amen” they all said

Lawyer: And pastor please forget about the charges I earlier discussed with you. Don’t pay me anything. I know how many times this man fed me in school. This is a little thing compared to what he did for me.

King: Oh I’m happy! God bless you so much sir. God bless you.

Thomas: Don’t worry pastor, victory is sure in Jesus name.


Then they said a word of prayer before going back into the court.


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