A 59-year-old pastor of the Light Christian Church, Odeda, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.
Ogun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta confirmed that the pastor was arrested following a report by the father of the victim.
The father told the police that the suspect saw his daughter playing with other children when he led her to get his key from his room.
“The pastor followed her behind, pushed her into the bed, covered her mouth with his hands and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“The DPO Odeda Division, CSP Ajayi Williams, immediately detailed his detectives to the scene upon receiving reports and arrested the randy pastor.”
Oyeyemi added that during interrogation, the pastor confessed to the crime
“The suspect is currently being detained at Odeda police station, while the victim has been taken to the General Hospital Odeda for medical attention,” the statement added.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution.