A 54-year-old Pastor has been arrested in Ogun state for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).
The Pastor identified as Niyi Omowodun was arrested following a complaint by father of the victim who reported at Itele Divisional headquarters in Ota that, while he was at work, he received a call from one of his neighbors that his daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbor caught the man in the act.
Upon receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Itele Division, Monday Unuigbe, detailed his detectives found and arrested the man.
On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life International Church, confessed to raping the girl, stating that he lured the girl into an incomplete building in the area when the girl was going on an errand. When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he had been separated from his wife since 2016.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Anaedoonline.com reported that the Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old pastor identified as Nnamso Friday Jacob a.k.a ‘Major Prophet Honesty Jesus,’ for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl inside his church.
The 16-year-old girl who went in for “counselling and deliverance” fixed by the Pastor, was reportedly drugged and raped at Jacob’s church, the Living Power of Zion Church located at Ndue Eduo, Okon Eket, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
Police spokesperson in the state, N-nudam Fredrick said the incident occurred on June 23. He said;
“While she was in the prophet’s counselling room, the suspect administered an intoxicating liquid substance to the victim and thereafter took advantage of the victim and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.”
In another story, Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a Pastor and 11 others for various cases of rape and defilement in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, made this known in a press conference in Uyo on Wednesday.
Edgal said that the 33 year old pastor severally raped a 15 year old girl at his deliverance centre.
The pastor who allegedly lives with eight other girls aged 13 to 16 years was said to have also attempted to rape a 21 year old girl.
The Police Chair said that another suspect from Ekpene Obo, Esit Eket LGA was said to have repeatedly raped his 16 year old daughter, forcing her to abscond from the house.
He was said to have persuaded his daughter to return home with a promise not to sexually assault her again but continued raping the victim after she had returned home.
This press briefing aims at showcasing an appreciable milestone in the fight against rape, defilement and other gender based violence.