A 48-year-old Pastor of The Light House Gospel Church, Oluwo, Owode Egba, in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Michael Abiodun has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for defiling and impregnating a 12-year-old member of his church (name withheld).
In a statement by SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, the pastor was arrested following an information received at Owode Egba divisional headquarters that, the victim’s mother joined the church as a result of a spiritual problem which 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 the fateful day, the Pastor, a father of three asked the victim’s mother to send her to him for special prayer, 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 commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil. He further confessed to being the person who disvirgined the victim who was a JSS 2 student.
The mother of the victim explained to the police that since her daughter has not been menstruating before, it was difficult for her to know that she 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 of a dare consequence if she informed anybody about what happened between them, and that was the reason she didn’t inform her mother.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.