Carmen Mukendi was arrested on September 8 for criminal harassment and intimidation of a person in the justice system. She had been released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.
The Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ), however, had to intervene to ensure that it respected this commitment.
Having reasonable grounds to believe that this person would fail to be present in court to be treated according to the law, the police officers of the SPVQQuebec City Police Department arrested this person that night, confirms police spokesperson David Pelletier.
Carmen Mukendi, 38, was detained briefly before appearing at the Quebec City courthouse. According to various media who attended the appearance, she would have had in her possession a plane ticket to go to Paris, where she hoped to join, with her 14-month-old child, her husband and members of the Parole de life. At least that is what the Crown suggested.
According to the Soleil, the plane ticket from Toronto was dated October 14. Always according to The sun, Carmen Mukendi’s lawyer, Me Charles Levasseur, allegedly replied that she also had a return ticket scheduled for October 27. It was not possible to confirm this information with Me Levasseur.
Carmen Mukendi was released again, but under several conditions, including that of handing over all her passports and not leaving the judicial district of Quebec.
Paul Mukendi’s wife (center), in a speech on August 22, 2021, shortly after her husband’s conviction for sexual assault was upheld.
Photo: Facebook / Ministry Paul Mukendi
On the run for almost two months
Pastor Paul Mukendi, who acted as a preacher at the Evangelical Word of Life Center that he himself founded, on Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand, was dismissed by the Court of Appeal last August. He was appealing his eight-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a minor.
He was to surrender to authorities by court order, but never showed up at a police station. The 44-year-old is said to have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, his homeland, and taunts from Canadian authorities in online appearances.