A 43-year-old Pastor, Clinton John, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that John, of the Mega World Healing Ministry, Giwa Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of the state has been having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl since 2022 when she was barely 14 years old.
Disclosing this, the police spokesperson in the state, SP Omolola Odutola, quoted the victim of saying the pastor had always threatened to kill her if she ever revealed the sordid affair to anyone.
The incident, according to SP Odutola, was reported after the victim’s family became suspicious that their daughter might have been sexually assaulted after being treated for reoccurring infections.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) added that the family said the victim exhibited frightful tendencies that made the parents suspicious that she might have been involved in sexual intercourse, but concealing the identity of the person.
The statement partly read, “A family in Giwa Agbado Ogun State has reported a case of alleged defilement to the Agbado divisional Police Station that their 16-year-old daughter has been repeatedly treated for reoccurring infections, and exhibited frightful tendencies that made the parents suspicious that their daughter may have been involved in sexual intercourse, but concealing the identity of the person.
“The parents persuaded their daughter who later confessed that one Pastor Clinton John ‘m’ aged 43 years old of Mega World Healing Ministry has been fiercely having unlawful carnal knowledge of her since November of 2022.
“The 16-year-old daughter further stated that the Pastor threatened to kill her if she ever revealed the cagey affair to anyone.
“The suspect on interrogation has confessed to the crime and admitted that time after time he had unlawful carnal knowledge of the 16-year-old. The victim has been issued with medical forms for treatment and examination.
“Pastor Clinton Oscar will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department Eleweran for discreet investigation.”
Similarly, a 26-year-old man, identified as Monday Agbowade, allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl in Araromi Village via the Idi-Oke area of the state.
Also in November, the police said it was on the trail of two suspected rapists who allegedly defiled two minors in the Isabo area of Abeokuta and Abule-Osho in the Olambe area of Ifo Local Government Area of the state