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Gay reverend infects teenage boy with HIV in Lagos

Founder of Jesus Intervention Household Ministry, Ejigbo, Lagos, Reverend Ezuma Chizemdere has been arrested following allegations of sodomising teenage boys and infecting one of them with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the process.

According to Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the reverend had allegedly assaulted 15 boys within the vicinity.

Elkana said, “On 22 January 2019, a case of defilement of a minor (name withheld) by penetration was reported by a good Samaritan at the Ejigbo Police Station. Subsequent upon which one Prince Chinecherem was arrested and charged to court. Investigation carried out revealed that one Reverend Prince Ezuma Chizemdere, the founder of Jesus Intervention Household Ministry was part of the syndicate defiling teenagers in the community.

He had been at large for about three months. On March 21, 2019, around 1am, police laid siege to the reverend’s residence based on the strength of information gathered that he often sneaked into the house through the back entrance. Having discovered that police had cordoned off his house, he hid himself in the ceiling for two hours. He was however arrested.

“Investigation revealed that he brought in about 15 boys into his apartment where he forcefully penetrated them all through the anus. Some members of the neighbourhood revealed that the reverend usually washed six bedsheets daily whenever he brought in little children suspected to be his sex partners.

On further interrogation, he revealed that he is HIV positive and has been receiving treatment for over three years. One 16-year-old Shedrack was part of his victims and was infected with HIV around October 2018.

 The PPRO said the suspect confessed that he paid his victims N2,000 each, anytime he had carnal knowledge of them, adding that he would be charged to court soon.

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