Pastor Alph Lukau has once again been thrown into the spotlight after serious allegations of sexual assault against him surfaced in the media.
A woman, who chose to remain anonymous, has accused Pastor Alph Lukau of demanding intercourse with her when she was just a teenager. The allegations were made in an interview with City Press last week.
The woman, Angela*, claimed she wanted to meet the ‘man of God’ for several months and when she finally got the chance to visit him, things went downhill. According to Angela, 2013 was a year marked with constant crying as she blamed herself for attending Lukau’s church.
She said during their first visit, Lukau allegedly commented on her blouse and hairstyle. He then asked her about her sexual history and she claimed he was excited when she told him she was still a virgin.
“The meeting was more than an hour long, but from that meeting on, we never discussed anything about God or the Bible, and not even the reason I was there,” she said. Angela explained the next time she met with Lukau, she was last in line because the ‘resurrection pastor’ allegedly told her that her matter was “very serious” and needed “more attention”.
She said she was ecstatic to meet with Lukau because she thought he would help her receive deliverance. However, when it was finally her turn to see Lukau, he allegedly told her he could help her but she needed to be “relaxed and free” around him.
“He demanded sex and touched me on my waist. He then asked that I have sex with him at 12am on the church’s premises,” she said. Angela claimed Lukau told her to undress during their next meeting and if she was not comfortable on the church’s premises, they could book a hotel room. “I knew what he was doing was wrong, but I was scared of him. One would think this man of God, who has a huge following, is a deputy Jesus,” she said.
Angela said Lukau allegedly told her to get down on her knees and she did as he asked. She added he was a large man with “big muscles” and when he hugged her she felt scared and powerless. According to Angela, she never accepted a meeting with Lukau again. She added she did not open a case against Lukau because no one would believe her.
Reportedly, Angela was not the only one who accused the controversial pastor of sexual assault. Another young woman has come forward, claiming the Alleluia Ministries International church leader forced himself on her.
According to a source close to the young lady, Lukau used his position as pastor to manipulate her into doing what he wanted her to do. He allegedly asked the woman if she would do what he asked and she said yes.
City Press reported the source claimed the lady did not want to sleep with the pastor but he allegedly forced himself on her.
“The second time, she was delivering something. He forced himself on her again and said: ‘Don’t worry, God will forgive us.’ ” The young lady allegedly started telling people what happened but was reportedly threatened by his security team.
She then opened two cases against the religious leader, the source claimed, adding that the investigations went nowhere. Lukau has since denied the sexual abuse allegations, saying through his lawyer, Sean Sim, that the accusations were “false and malicious”.
Sim added Lukau has been happily married for 17 years and his family has suffered as a result of the ‘defamatory’ claims. “[Lukau] is able to deny each and every such allegation as [he] has, simply, never engaged in any of the bizarre and far-fetched conduct of the nature that has been alleged,” the lawyer said. News24 added Sim threatened to take legal action against City Press.
He said the pastor demanded that the news provider not publish an article based on the allegations.