Pastor, Augustine Mendie, in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, who reportedly impregnated his church member and tried to procure abortion for her, has been allegedly made to marry her corpse.
Pastor Mendie, the General Overseer of an unidentified Pentecostal church in the area, is married with children according to report.
Reports allege that the man of God is a ‘randy one who sleeps with many ladies in his church, both married and single till he got his fingers burnt.’ The unnamed lady, reports further claimed, was the praise and worship leader of the church but also the pastor’s secret lover. No one in the church knew what was going on between them until the lady took in and informed the pastor, who allegedly did not want to take responsibility, decided to procure an abortion for her. The lady who had earlier confided in her friend about the development lost her life in the process of the abortion.
As the story goes, trouble struck when the said friend reportedly told the family of the deceased that the pastor was responsible. Reports further alleged that the pastor initially tried to deny responsibility but after he was threatened with the community’s deity, he agreed that he was actually the one responsible and as such, ready to appease the gods. He was allegedly made to marry the corpse of the woman as tradition demands.