Nigerian lady based in Vienna, Austria, Susan Edeh, has accused a pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Jesse, of brutalising her for asking him to pay back a loan she gave to him to pay church rent.
According to SaharaReporters, the lady said Jesse had reached out to her to support him with the payment of church rent to avoid eviction.
Susan, who is also a member of the church founded by Apostle Johnson Suleman, said she had agreed to support and took a loan from her bank for the purpose.
The lady said the pastor had promised to pay back the loan after the church’s next service but failed to keep to the promise after five years.
According to her, each time she asked Jesse for the money, the pastor usually ended up abusing and also inflicting bodily harm on her.
Susan said that on Sunday she visited him again in the church to ask about the loan as the bank was already pressuring her but that the Omega Fire Ministry pastor threw a metal microphone and attacked her while he also ordered church members to beat up.
The pastor and other members thereafter restricted Susan’s daughter and husband from contacting the police by seizing their phones after the assault, SaharaReporters gathered.
A relation of the victim called on Apostle Suleman to ensure justice was served on the matter.
“She has lost a lot of blood in ITU due to the harm done to her.
“We want the General Overseer (Apostle Suleman) to investigate this abuse and attempted murder with the intention to cover the debt, while police should prosecute Pastor Jesse and everyone involved,” he said.