As unbelievable as this might sound, this is actually a case that shocked thousands with proof and information from dismayed husbands looking for ways to get their wives back. According to one of the husbands whose wife was “stolen”, his wife came back from church one day to inform him that the said pastor, told her that he is no longer her husband. At first, the husband thought she was lying until she packed her things and left the house.
Another of the dismayed husbands reported that his wife mentioned to him that she could no longer live with him, she left her marriage and went to be with this pastor; pastor Harrison, who according to the husband is being abusive to his wife and his three daughters. The husband reported to the police station but instead of giving him justice, he was arrested and detained in Zone 9 police station in Aba. Some months later, he discovered that his wife was dead and all he was looking for is justice.
Several witnesses have come out to say that this Pastor Harrison is known to coerce women, both unmarried and single into leaving their families. He is said to have built many mansions where he allegedly put these women, no one understands the purpose of this.
A lot of people would argue that these women who leave their husbands are well within their rights to do whatever they want, after all, they are adults and are capable of making decisions that they feel is most beneficial to them but how many of you have considered that this pastor is actually committing a crime.
According to section 3 of the violence against persons act, pastor Harrison could be found guilty of coercion. According to the act, a person who coerces another to engage in any act detriment to that person’s physical or psychological well-being commits an offence and is liable to conviction to a term of imprisonment of 3 years.
It is difficult to believe that these women weren’t coerced in some form to leave their families to stay with a man who already has 50 women in his possession and it points to the fact that this pastor must be very good at coercion. Also, according to a husband to one of the victims, he lost his wife who he believes was maltreated by the pastor which suggests that she wasn’t properly taken care of while being in the pastor’s custody,
If for some reason you still find the act of the pastor justifiable, you should at least find it queer that for some reason, a pastor who should be building homes, is going around collecting married women and converting them like they’re some kind of items. 3 women might not seem suspicious but 50 women? That’s a whole lot.
It is even more shocking to find out that this Pastor Harrison is still free and not brought in for questioning. It was gathered, however, that the husbands of these women who the pastor “stole”, have come together. Hopefully, enough evidence would be gathered to bring this pastor to book and sued on charges that can bring justice to families who have been affected by the pastor’s actions.