Vile bishop caged for sexually assaulting teenager after forcing her to undress during ‘private prayer session’
Benjamin Egbujor and his secretary were both jailed after the sickening assault on the girl and another woman in her 30s.
Benjamin Egbujor has been jailed for three years and four months (Photo: Metropolitan Police)
A pervert bishop forced a teenager to undress before pouring oil over her in a “private prayer session”.
Evil bishop Benjamin Egbujor, 55, took the girl, who was under 16, to his private office for an individual prayer session where she was forced to strip before she was assaulted.
After police began investigating the attack another victim, a woman in her 30s, came forward and said she had been abused in the same way by Egbujor and his secretary Rose Nwenwu, 43.
The pair were jailed Inner London Crown Court for the offences, which took place at a south London Christian Centre between March 2011 and January 2013.
Egbujor, from Belvedere, Kent, was caged for three years and four months and was earlier convicted of sexual assault and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Nwenwu of West Norwood, south London, was handed three years behind bars for sexual assault and three years, to be served concurrently, for helping and encouraging Egbujor.
Both were also handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.
Detective Inspector Angela Craggs, of the Met’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command, said: “Egbujor and Nwenwu exploited the trust of their congregation when they targeted and abused these victims.
“They believed their position within the church would protect them from facing justice, but the court has held them accountable for their actions.
“I hope this conviction serves to empower victims of sexual violence to come forward and report to police, and as a warning to offenders who think they can use their position to protect them from the law.”
Police Constable James Bell, of the Met’s Offences and Child Abuse Command (SOECA) said: “Egbujor and Nwenwu preyed on their victim’s vulnerabilities, whilst satisfying their own sexual urges under the guise of private prayer.
“I commend the victims for their courage and commitment in this case.
“I fear there may be other victims who have not yet come forward and I urge them or any victim of sexual abuse to tell the police what happened.”
Egbujor was also found not guilty of another charge of sexual assault.