Aged 18, Akombom Marie Claire is six-month old pregnant. And younger sister,Brenda Nyingmah, 14, is three months pregnant. The author of these two pregnancies is Pastor Kokhi Emmanuel, aged 29. These three people were presented to the press Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by the gendarmerie of the Kedjom Kekuh neighborhood.
The men in uniform had them arrested following a complaint filed by Tsibuh Toh Grace, the progenitor of the two girls. According to the collected statements from both sides by the gendarmerie, the story began about five years ago when, against the advice of their mother, the two children were enlisted to “The Cross Over Ministry“, one of many revivalist churches that counts in our country. Just arrived, the two teenagers became the conquests of Emmanuel Kokih, who practices in this congregation as pastor.
Suspecting an insidious relationship between the young pastor and her children, Grace Tsibuh Toh said she tried unsuccessfully to regain back her offspring.
The defendant does not deny the facts! Worse, he believes he has put into practice a divine requirement.
“Look at my children, the pastor destroyed them. It is four years since I try to get my children from this church. Because the behavior of the pastor always made me believe that it is not good. My family and I will complaint in the services of the D.O’s office and to the gendarmerie. But many times, the pastor was arrested and released. The villagers even assaulted the pastor for him to leave. Nothing was done by the authorities. When my first daughter was pregnant, she hid who was the father of her pregnancy because she was under the threat of the pastor. This is my second daughter who had courage to unpack everything when I found that she was also pregnant.It was before the police that her sister also said the same pastor is the one who impregnated her. If the authorities had listened to us, we would not be here, ” protested Grace Tsibuh to the press.
“I obeyed the will of God. It is a spiritual thing that is behind this act, if I explain this spiritual battle you will not understand. But, I agree to support these two sisters and the children they give birth, “he said.Emmanuel Kokhi who has a reputation of being a womanizer, is the prototype of “Bonbon Pastor” character of an Ivorian music. For three days now he ponders his fate in the cells of the gendarmerie while waiting eventual incarceration at the prison in Bamenda.