Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested Apostle Williams Okon Bassey of Mount Zion Light House Full Gospel Church for allegedly raping his 20-year-old daughter multiple times, which led to three different pregnancies that were aborted by his wife.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko MacDon said Bassey started having sexual intercourse with his daughter in the church vestry at the age of 13, threatening to place a curse on her if she told anyone about it.
His daughter confessed in the statement that the relationship resulted in three pregnancies which were all aborted by her mother, adding that her father always demanded sex from her before paying her school fees or meeting her needs. MacDon said:
“On 7th November 2019, One Apostle Williams Okon Bassey ‘m’ of No. 7 Ibanga Street, Uyo, an acclaimed presiding Pastor of Mount Zion Light House Full Gospel Church, Obio Imo Lane, Uyo was arrested at his residence for defiling his 20year old daughter, one Miss Fortune Williams Bassey.
“The victim stated that her father started having sexual intercourse with her at the age of 13. The continuous sexual assault led her to become pregnant on three different occasions and the pregnancies were aborted by her mother.
“She further revealed that the first time her father defiled her was in the church vestry. He threatened to place a curse on her if she dares tell anyone about his escapade. He also demands sex before paying her school fees or catering for her needs.
MacDon said the Police Command has declared war against sexual predators and other vices in the state and is, therefore, calling on parents to be mindful of the time, place and who they send their female children to, especially for spiritual counseling.