A 48-year-old Pastor Michael Abiodun is currently being investigated by men of Ogun state Police Command for defiling and impregnating a 12 years old member of his church (name withheld).
Michael Abiodun, a father of three and a pastor at “The Light House Gospel Church” Oluwo, Owode Egba, in Obafemi Owode local government area, was arrested following information received at Owode Egba Divisional Headquarters that, the victim’s mother started attending the Church because of a spiritual problem which led to the death of two of her daughters.
NigeriaCrime.com gathered that to prevent the victim from the same calamity, she ran to the church for deliverance.
According to the victim’s mother, “on that fateful day, Pastor asked me to send my daughter 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.
Explaining further, the mother of the victim said that since her daughter has not been menstruating before, it was difficult for her to know that she was pregnant till she was seven months gone.
The victim, who delivered a baby three months ago informed the police that she was threatened by the Pastor with dire consequences if she informed anybody about what happened between them, and that was the reason she didn’t inform her mother.
Confirming the arrest, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command said that based on 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 been the person who disvirgined the victim who was a JSS 2 student.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.