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Another Ogun pastor arrested for desecrating 14-year-old worshiper

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Men from the Ogun State Police Command arrested a 38-year-old General Overseer of Beloved Chapel, Agbado in the Ifo Local Government Area of ​​the state, Pastor Israel Adebayo, for allegedly desecrating a 14-year-old member of his church (name withheld).

State Police Public Relations Officer SP Abimbola Oyeyemi revealed this in a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said the pastor whose church is located at No. 9 Iyaniwura Street near Owonikoko Street, Agbado area of ​​the state was arrested following a complaint lodged at the headquarters of the state. division of Agbado by the mother of the victim.

This follows the arrest of another pastor a few days ago in the state of a similar allegation.

Oyeyemi said the victim’s mother reported that the incident happened while she was traveling for treatment for a certain illness.

The PPRO added that the mother said her daughter, who happened to be a member of the church choir, went to church and the pastor lured her to his room and forcefully had a relationship. carnal with her.

He said: “Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer from Agbado Division sent his detectives to the scene, where the pastor was promptly arrested.

“During the interrogation, the pastor who admitted having defiled the victim pleaded for forgiveness.

“According to him, his family and that of the victim are so close, but he did not know how and why such a thing happened to him.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was allegedly arrested a long time ago, but the victim’s mother thwarted the move because she did not want to offend her pastor.

“But when the victim has been continuously bleeding from her private part since the incident in October 2021. She had no choice but to allow the police to intervene.

“The victim, who claimed the pastor was the first person to sleep with her, is currently recovering in hospital.”

The PPRO, however, said Police Commissioner Lanre Bankole ordered the case transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

He said the commissioner had also warned parents to stop covering up anyone who assaulted their daughters indecently, regardless of their proximity to those people, because they could also face aggravated felony charges.