The high rate of rape cases in Nigeria is becoming alarming.
A 54-year-old pastor, Niyi Omowodun, has been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police, Ogun state police command for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl at Ejigun Agbede Itele Ota in Ado-Odo local government area.
According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on Monday, June 29 following a complaint from the father of the victim at Itele Divisional headquarters.
Abimbola said the aggrieved father told the police that while he was at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbors that is daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbor caught the man in the act.
“Upon the report, the DPO Itele Division CSP Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life international church confessed having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl.
He stated further that he lured the girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was going on an errand.
When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he has separated with his wife since 2016” Oyeyemi said
Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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