A Zambian pastor, the founder and General Overseer of Radiant International Church, Bishop Cephas Mabo, has been arrested by the police in Kasama for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl.
The bishop was said to have raped the girl, who is one of his church members, in the bush where they had gone for fasting and prayer. The victim was said to have attempted to commit suicide after the incident.
Dailymail Zambia reports that Northern Province Police Commissioner, Rechard Mweene, while confirming the development to Radio Mano News last night, said “the incident happened around 15:00 hours on Wednesday in the mountains along the Kasama-Isoka road.”
The Commissioner of Police added that the 45-year-old Bishop who resides at Kasama’s Malama compound has since been detained in police custody and charged with rape.
He gave the victim’s name as Ethel Namukoko, a resident of Compensation compound in Kasama. The CP disclosed further that “the victim sustained a painful vagina from the ordeal.”
He said that “Ms Namukoko attempted to commit suicide following the rape ordeal and is currently admitted at Kasama General Hospital.”