Pastor Peter Taiwo of Christ Apostolic bible Church, Alaja Oke, Saje, Abeokuta, The states capital together with his wife Mrs Elizabeth Taiwo has been arrested by the operatives of Ogun police command over alleged rape of a 16-year-old Chorister of the church.
The couple were arrested on Friday. A complaint was lodged at the Adatan divisional police headquarters by the girl.
The victim who doesn’t want her name exposed told the police that she had hon to church for choir practice, the wife of the pastor asked her to go and meet the pastor in their room, that the pastor has a small errand he wants her to run to him.
According to what the girl said, as soon as she went into the room, the pastors wife locked the door behind her, then the pastor overpowered her and raped her.
She also made it known to the police that the pastors wife came to her later when she was crying and told her to stop crying that she is now a woman. She also warned her never to tell anybody else she would die.
The Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made it known in a statement on Sunday, the DPO of Adatan division, SP Salaudeen Abiodun, sent detectives to the scene, where the randy pastor and his wife were apprehended.
“Upon serious interrogation, the couple confessed guilty of the crime but blamed the devil for it. They also pleaded for forgiveness from the victim,” Oyeyemi said.
It was disclosed that the victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment. Oyeyemi quoted the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, to have ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation, with the view to charging them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
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