PASTOR of a Pentecostal church in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, last weekend, assaulted his son with raw acid for allegedly sleeping with his wife and sipping from his bottle of wine.
The pastor (name witheld), could not control his temper when he was told that the son drank from his bottle of wine, while grappling with the son’s alleged sexual escapade with his wife.
Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, the son (name withheld) said his father got very mad with him on hearing he took a sip from his bottle of wine. “He was not around when I took a glass shot from his bottle of wine; this is what I got for reporting myself,” he lamented.
He said: “On that fateful day, I went into my father’s room and took a bottle of wine to keep my body and soul together. As I was sipping from the glass of wine, my father who was away returned and I told him about the wine in my hand but he became very angry and started insulting and calling me names.
“Suddenly, he appeared with a cup and poured something on my body. First, I thought it was water but shortly after my skin started peeling off. I wondered why my father could do this to me. Well, I thank God I’m still alive.”
When contacted the Pastor said he acted in self defense. He however added; “I didn’t know the container’s content was acid.
“I did not only do it for self defense but also for the family benefit. My Bible told me ‘suffer not the witch to live’. The boy deserved what he got.
“The boy is a bone on my neck and a major threat to the entire family. He has committed a lot of atrocities against the family. You will not believe me that my son is having sex with my wife (his mother), this is a result of his devilish and demonic act where he did juju that can enable him to enter any locked house without keys.”
As at the time of filing this report, the victim was still receiving treatment in a private hospital (namewitheld) in the area. When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer in Oleh, Mr Chris Sorgbara said he was not aware of the incident, adding that the matter has not been reported to the police.