A pastor 44-year-old at Ogo Oluwa Parish of the Christ Apostolic Church in Owode-Egbado, Ogun State, has been arrested by the police, he was alleged of continuous raping of his own biological daughter.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State that the pastor was arrested after his daughter made a complaint at the Owode-Egbado Divisional Headquarters.
She told the police that her father had been assaulting her since 2015 when she was 19 and that was shortly after the death of her mother. The daughter in her statement said that she had been impregnated three times by her father, NAN reports.
On the notice of each pregnancy, the father took her to a nurse where the pregnancies were aborted. This led to the pastor procuring family planning services for the victim so as to prevent further pregnancies.
She ran away from the house and reported to an NGO, Having realized that her father was all out to ruin her life. The NGO, Advocacy For Children And Vulnerable Persons Network, took it upon itself to assist her in reporting the incident at the Owode-Egbado police station.
Due to the report, the DPO Owode-Egbado division, SP. Olabisi Elebute, led her detectives to the pastor’s house where he was arrested.
When interrogated, the pastor confessed that all what his daughter said is nothing but the whole truth.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson in view of this, has directed that the suspect be immediately transferred to the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit for further investigation and prosecution.