Nigerian Pastor Loses Eyesight After Being Arrested and Tortured by Government Officials
A Christian pastor in Nigeria says he lost his eyesight after law enforcers tortured him after accusing him of using counterfeit money, a charge he flatly denied.
Ejimozor Williams, 46, a pastor of Gracious and Mercy Prophetic International Church in the town of Egbeda in Ayobo state, shared the horrifying experience he faced at the hands of Department of State Services (DSS) agents back in 2014 after he was accused of using fake bills.
He told the Nigerian news site The Punch that he was detained for weeks. He said government security agents also badly tortured him, causing him to lose hist eyesight.
His woes started after the agents raided his home in May 2014, looking for a “houseboy” named Chukwujekwu. Williams was letting Chukwujekwu live in his home, but after seeing the agents, he immediately fled.
The “houseboy” was accused of defrauding local residents by using fake currency, according to Pulse. But since he was already gone, the blame fell on Williams.
“During the search, they found the fake dollars Chukwujekwu used to defraud people in the area. They said I should sign a statement, but I refused,” Williams said. “They beat me up.”
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SOURCE: Christian Today