*Confirms marriage to 5 wives with 13 children
*Says Holy Spirit directs him to do so
By Chinenyeh Ozor, Nsukka
The Police in Nsukka, Enugu State, recently, arrested a 53-year-old man who claims to be the Pastor of Ministry of the Holy Trinity in Umudikwere community whom they alleged specializes in impregnating married women and young girls in his ministry.
Police sources alleged that the Pastor identified as Timothy Ngwu, the General Overseer of Ministry, sexually abuse female members of the ministry and claim that the Holy Spirit directs him to do so in the name of God.
How it was blown open
Crime Alert gathered that the alleged sexual exploits of the self-acclaimed man of God was blown open when his estranged wife, Veronica Ngwu, who hails from Udi L.G.A and have three children for the pastor, could no longer stomach the sexual rascality of her husband. She reportedly lodged complaint with the Anti- Child Trafficking Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu, which led to the arrest of Timothy Ngwu, for alleged sex and child abuses/trafficking.
Veronica, the estranged wife of the suspect reportedly informed the police that she escaped from the ministry with one of her daughters when her husband impregnated her niece and claimed he was obeying the directives of the Holy Spirit and a prophetic revelation. She also informed detectives led by Gloria Udoka (DSP) that the situation at the Vineyard ministry of the Holy Trinity was better imagined than seen alleging that her husband converts married women and single girls to his own and impregnates all of them while pretending to be obeying spiritual directives.
The Pastor allegedly claimed that the women he had sexual intercourse with in his ministry was as a result of directives from the Holy Spirit and with the consent of their husband, if married, but for the single, a spiritual directive. Ngwu who until his arrest, was a Scrutiny Officer and Statistician with National Bureau of statistics, one time Assistant Catechist at St. John’s Catholic Church, Ihe- Owerre, Nsukka and now General Overseer, Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Umudikwere, Nsukka where he inducts married women and young girls seeking for solution or favor but ends up impregnating them.
The police in Enugu also alluded to the allegations when it issued a statement through the Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebere Amarizu, stating that two women, among others in the enclave of the vineyard, left their husband to reside with the General Overseer. According to the statement, the two women identified as Calista Omeje and Assumpta Odo, confirmed that they left their husbands to live with the
General Overseer on the prophetic injunction to do the will of God.
The statement noted that Calista revealed that she had 10 children for her husband but was later impregnated by the General Overseer (Timothy)while the baby died later. Calista also said that she gave out her daughter to the General Overseer to be impregnated, an act she described as “the fulfillment of the will of God.”
Amarizu noted in the statement that the Pastor said he had five wives with 13 children apart from other concubines who he had, courtesy of the prophetic direction to do the will of God. “Timothy Ngwu said that Veronica used to be his wife but described her as a falling wife.”
He also said, “I do not do anything with any married woman until the full consent and agreement were sought and reached between the husband in line with the directives of the Holy Spirit to do the will of God, which is an act of spirituality.”
Inside the Ministry
When Crime Alert traced the Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, it was discovered to be located right inside the compound of the father of the General Overseer without any sign post, while about 15 women and four men were seen taking lessons from an elderly woman who acts as an instructor in the vineyard. The entrance to the ministry was barricaded with a heavy iron gate which restricts non- members from gaining entry. Our reporter who refused to turn back when he was told by one man who identified himself as Hillary, that the General Overseer traveled out of town after a heated argument on the mission of the reporter to the ministry, peeped through an opening at the gate when Hillary left to invite others to compel him to leave the premises. A large number of children and adult women were seen scattered inside the compound barricaded with the iron gate.
A neighbor reacts
Neighbors, however, intimated Crime Alert that everything in the ministry were shrouded in secrecy as children born there were allegedly confined within the ministry and denied communication with any other person outside, neither do the children have access to receive formal education, except the doctrine of the ministry.
A brother to the self-acclaimed General Overseer who pleaded anonymity told Crime Alert that he was not surprised that police invaded the ministry, explaining that all warnings by members of Ngwu family to compel Timothy to desist from the act fell on deaf ears. “Let me tell you, God’s anger has befallen my brother, we have
severally appealed to him to stop what he was doing but he refused. He has colonized our compound, bearing children with recklessness. He accused us of being jealous of him because he is doing the will of God,” he stated.
Nodding his head in disgust he continued, “look at these buildings here, he has converted all of them to himself in the name of vineyard. I can’t say exactly what informed his spirit to the devilish act in the name of God. He sacked his betrothed wife who has three children for him and embarked on impregnating married women and young girls. Look at the whole compound littered with children of
different sex and age.
“How can an educated man of his status reason like an unrefined man? All members of the vineyard are fools, how can a woman abandon her husband for another man in the name of worshiping God and practice adultery? I cannot get myself involved in this matter; Vero has opened the vessel of worms in the vineyard. Let them sort themselves out with the police but I want the ministry to be shut down completely,” he explained.
Investigations also revealed that the General Overseer was chased out of the St. John’s Catholic church, Ihe/Owerre Nsukka as an assistant catechist when Bishop Emeritus of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis Okobo, discovered that he was teaching heresy, called him to order but he wouldn’t listen and was excommunicated by the Catholic church, which led to the establishment of the Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity where all manner of sexual styles were practiced by the General Overseer of the ministry.