Pastor William Kumuyi, General Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministries, has come under fire over the alleged sexual assault of a student, Don Davis, of Deeper Life High School, Akwa Ibom state.
The mother of the student Deborah Okezie, had last week called out the management of the school after she went to pick the boy for the holidays, only to see him as a shadow of himself.
The boy reportedly told her he was being molested by senior students in the school.
Although the deeper life ministry has pledged to seek justice for the victim, some Nigerians on Monday took to their Twitter page, calling on the General Overseer, Pastor Kumuyi to take immediate action and personally speak on the issue.
Here are some of their comments gathered from Twitter:
@M_Acoi “For someone who preaches against wickedness and immorality, Pastor Kumuyi has been too calm on this case. Sir, speak up and help speed up the ‘investigation’ if there’s any indeed Practice your preaching sir.”
@Cosmos “Sexual molestation is a great offence.
Pastor Kumuyi shouldn’t be silent on this, the entire sch management shud be arrested n questioned for this act of negligence.”
@SirWilliam “Pastor Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Church cared about the mental Health of young boys.Don Davis mother would have received Justice.It is unchristian to sweep abuse of a young boy under the carpet, Jesus won’t approve.”
@Vamara “The mother’s tears moved me, her tears shouldn’t be in vain.We demand justice for her son
She has literally cried so much that her voice is cracked and you want us to remain quiet? Pastor Kumuyi speak,if it’s to condemn girls on trousers now or earrings, you will oh.”
@Acedouglas1 “Pastor kumuyi is too quiet for someone who sternly preaches against immorality and wickedness. Davies was molested and raped by horrible boys in that school.”
@VivicaOjiri “Where is Pastor Kumuyi or is he unaware of what’s happening? If he even cared,he would have carried the matter on his head.Rubbish See fine boy that was full of flesh now looks skinny.”
@AuntyFeyi “What has Pastor Kumuyi said about this issue?? His voice is too low for someone who screams about immorality…Davis was abused and raped by horrible boys, Davis is one out of the victims in that school!
@PierrePetr “This matter shouldn’t be neglected, it should be looked into, the boy’s psychological and mental health is affected and if he doesn’t get a sense of Justice he might remain like that for a long time or even forever. Pastor Kumuyi please look into this.”
@Yan_zzy “Pastor Kumuyi Sternly Preaches against Lies, Evil & Wickedness, why is the Deeper Life School in Akwa Ibom oppressing a 12 year old student & the Family? These are the times to practice all they preach & bring the offenders to book.”
However, some people urged others to be patient with Pastor Kumuyi on the matter and not be quick to judge.
@JudeIko “Don’t be too Quick to drag Pastor Kumuyi. Kumuyi is a Man of integrity, justice will be served for Davis.”
@TimiPR “Pastor Kumuyi is the general superintendent of the church and I know he doesn’t oversee Deeper Life High School. The church made a statement already and they’ve promised us justice. Leave the old man alone and channel the energy to bring the culprits to book.”