Pastor Daniel Udoh, founder of “Jesus is a Barrister Church” in Akapabuyo, Cross River State, has been arrested for defiling his 7-year-old daughter.
Udoh was paraded alongside 79 crime suspects at the Command Headquarters in Calabar.
He admitted to committing the crime adding that he was tempted. His daughter is receiving treatment in an undisclosed medical facility for the bruises she got from the act.
How can a father sexually molest his daughter and claim he was tempted? What kind of temptation will make a man have an erection for the child he fathered? What happened to his conscience? Where is the girl’s mother to begin with? Why are some men animals in human skin?
Pastor Udoh paraded in Calabar
And to think this hungry looking pastor Udoh is a self acclaimed pastor makes this case more heartbreaking. Pastor Udoh deserves to pay for his crimes. The Nigerian Police in Calabar should not sweep this case under the carpet by treating it as a family matter. He shouldn’t be released into the society because he’s a threat to other children around him.
Like Pastor Udoh, so many men hide under the cloak of religion to sexually molest children. Parents who are fond of sending their children to these self acclaimed pastors for deliverance should stop endangering the innocence of their children. They owe it to their children to protect them from these hidden pedophiles.
It has come to a point in Nigeria that these shameless men who forcefully have sex with children and claim they were tempted or blame the devil for their actions should be castrated whenever they are caught. People like pastor Udoh give good pastors bad names because they hide under religion to perpetrate evil.
Like Udoh, child molesters come from all economic backgrounds, geographic areas and include every ethnicity, race and creed. The sole characteristic all child molesters share is having thoughts about being sexual with children, and acting on those thoughts.
These individuals actively seek access to children and the opportunity to be alone with them. Many child molesters are rarely strangers. At least 90% of sexually abused children are exploited by someone in the child’s immediate or extended family, or by someone close to the family.
Child molesters like Udoh come in different age brackets. They belong to different socioeconomic groups. sometimes, they are often respectable men in the society. They also have different occupations. many of them love to work in industries where they have unfettered access to children so that they can carry out their evil activities without being detected.
According to reports, family members abuse 49% of victims under age 6, 42% of victims ages 7-11, 24% of victims ages 12 – 17. The younger the child, the more likely their abuser is a family member. Keep in mind that family members include parents, guardians, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents.