It was a show of shame when a supposed man of God in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, was beaten to a pulp by some prostitutes because he went after another woman apart from his regular customer.
According to an eyewitness account, the man identified as Pastor Effiong, had been secretly patronising the ladies of the night at a popular brothel located around the Watt area and had one of them as his regular customer.
The witness who was at the scene when the fracas happened, wrote:
“Trouble started for the supposed man of God when he went to the hotel with his bible on the pretext of preaching as he has always been doing.
Unfortunately for him, his regular woman was engaged with another man and instead of waiting for her, he went to another lady’s room and was busy enjoying himself when his regular woman came out and was told that the pastor had gone to another woman.
“I never knew that prostitutes could be jealous o. The lady went to her colleagues room and banged on the door, accusing the woman of snatching her man.
“The one inside was not happy with the accusation and opened her door in anger and engaged the first one in a fight. Other prostitutes of hearing what happened, grouped and descended on the Pastor and beat him blue black.
“It took the intervention of other patrons of the hotel to get him out of the clutches of the women who were busy insulting him, calling him unprintable names.
It was a show of shame indeed.”