Pastor Allegedly Raping 14-Yr-Old Member, Sells Church Building And Relocates

A pastor, Chris McDouglas Omosokpea of Peculiar Generation Assembly Church, Oshodi, Lagos, who’s facing a charge for the rape of his member’s teen daughter has allegedly sold his church building and fled to an unknown place to establish another church. SaharaReporters reports that Omosokpea had allegedly sexually abused a 14-year-old girl for the past four years before he was arrested in June 2020 and charged before the court for defilement. He was, however, granted bail on health grounds before the Lagos High Court. Omosokpea didn’t show up in court when the case came up again on Tuesday, March 2. The Presiding Magistrate, Kubeinje, subsequently adjourned the case till April 21, 2021. It was gathered that, before he was arrested, the victim claimed the pastor deceived her with fake prophecies and she kept the abuses away from her parents, who had been members of the church for over 12 years, with a strong belief that Pastor Douglas was a real man of God. However, when she could no lon

Trump Lifts Shipping Ban For Storm-Hit Island, Puerto Rico

Donald Trump "has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico", a statement said on Twitter.

Puerto Rico had pressed the US to lift the act, which limits shipping between coasts to US-flagged vessels.

The US territory is struggling with fuel, water and medical shortages one week after Hurricane Maria struck.

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Federal emergency management officials and the US military have stepped up relief efforts as the scale of the island's crisis has become clear.

Many of its 3.4 million residents have been without electricity, reliable drinking supplies and other essentials since the storm struck.

The most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, Maria swept across the island last Wednesday.

The death toll was not as severe as Hurricane Irma - Maria claimed more than 30 lives in the Caribbean, including at least 16 in Puerto Rico.

But the storm knocked out the US territory's entire power grid, crippling its water and sewage treatment system.

The delivery of relief supplies has been hampered by roads rendered impassable by fallen trees or flooding, as well as communications outages.

Governor Ricardo Rossello called the devastation an unprecedented natural disaster.