The mother of a 14-year-old choir member who was raped by the General Overseer of The Beloved Chapel, Israel Adebayo in Ogun State has revealed that the pastor lured and had sex with the victim when she traveled.
According to the victim’s mother, who reported the case to the Agbado Police Division, “I traveled to treat myself of certain ailment last year October when the Pastor took advantage of my teenage daughter who is a choir member in their church.
She went to Church located at no 9, Iyaniwura Street, off Owonikoko street Agbado area and the Pastor lured her into his room and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.”
Since he raped my daughter, she has been bleeding, continiously.”
Following a complaint lodged at Agbado Divisional Headquarters by the mother of the victim, Nigeriacrime.com gathered that Pastor Israel Adebayo was arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command.
During interrogation, the Pastor who admitted defiling the victim pleaded for forgiveness. According to him, his family and of the victim are so close, but he didn’t know how and why such a thing happened to him.
Confirming the incident, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command said the investigation revealed that the suspect would have been arrested long ago, but the mother of the victim frustrated the move because she doesn’t want to offend her Pastor.
But when the victim continued to bleed from her private part since the incident which happened October 2021, she was left with no other option than to allow Police to come into the matter.”
“The victim who claimed that the Pastor was the first person to sleep with her is currently recuperating in a hospital.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the transfer of the case to state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.
The CP also warned parents to stop the habit of covering anybody who indecently assaulted their daughters no matter how close they are to such persons as they too may be liable for prosecution for compounding felony.