Cleric allegedly defiles, impregnates 12-year-old in Ogun

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Ogun PPRO SP Abimbola Oyeyemi

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they 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 a 12-year- old member of his church (name withheld).

Crime report from the command indicated that 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 spiritual problem which led to the death of two of  her daughters.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in order to prevent the victim from the same calamity, she ran to the church for deliverance.

He added that on the fateful day, the cleric who is a father  of three,asked the victim’s mother to send her to him for special prayer, but on getting there, he took her into a room within the church and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her which resulted to pregnancy.

Acting on the information, he explained further that rhe Divisional  Police Officer, Owode Egba, CSP Olasunkanmi Popoola, detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy cleric was promptly arrested.

During interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil.

He further confessed being the person who deflowered the victim who was a JSS 2 student.

Oyeyemi said further, “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 dare consequences if she informed anybody about what happened between them, and that was the reason she didn’t inform her mother.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.

 

 

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