Hearing in the rape trial involving a Nigerian Pastor at the a local Church in Diggsville, outside Monrovia is scheduled to begin today Wednesday, 20 February at the Temple of Justice.
The Pastor has been accused of statutory rape, trafficking in person and kidnapping.
Defendant Pastor Revival Womo Sam who runs the Global Revival Movement faces indictment for allegedly raping a girl at his Diggsville residence while the victim was just aged 12 years in 2016.
The victim was allegedly placed under the care of defendant Sam by her mother for spiritual cleansing back in 2016, but the Pastor allegedly began abusing the 12 – year – old sexually and subsequently impregnated the kid.
The case was initially scheduled to be heard on Monday, 18 February at Court “A”, but defendant Sam’s legal representatives from the Public Defense Office were granted time by the court to peruse the files of the case and appear Wednesday.
According to the indictment, Pastor Sam also faces kidnapping and trafficking in person charges for allegedly changing the victim’s name and taking her on a trip to Nigeria without her parents’ consent after impregnating her.
When the victim’s mother travelled to Nigeria in June 2018 and confronted her daughter about her condition, the indictment says the kid confessed to her mother that Pastor Sam had allegedly impregnated her.
Further the indictment says when Pastor Sam was confronted by the victim’s mother, he also allegedly admitted to the act and expressed his wish that the victim becomes his wife.Defendant Pastor Sam was arrested here by police when he returned to Liberia and indicted for multiple charges.
By Winston W. Parley