Police in Ogun State, Nigeria, have arrested a 48-year-old Pastor of “The Light House Gospel Church” Oluwo, Owode Egba, in Obafemi Owode local government area, Pastor Michael Abiodun for allegedly defiling and impregnating the 12 year old daughter of a member of his church (name withheld).
The Pastor was arrested following information received at Owode Egba divisional headquarters that, the victim’s mother joined the church as a result of a spiritual problem that led to the death of two of her daughters. In order to prevent the victim from the same calamity, she ran to the church for deliverance.
On a fateful day, the Pastor who is a father of three asked the victim’s mother to send her to him for special prayers, but on getting there, the Pastor took her into a room within the church and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her which resulted in pregnancy.
Upon the information, the DPO Owode Egba division, CSP Olasunkanmi Popoola, detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy Pastor was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, he confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil. He further confessed to being the one that disvirgined the victim, a JSS 2 student.
The mother of the victim explained to the police that she didn’t know her daughter was pregnant until seven months after.
The victim, who was delivered of a baby three months ago informed the police that she was threatened by the Pastor with a dare consequence if she informed anybody about what had happened between them, and that was the reason she didn’t tell her mother.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.