Lagos State Police Command have arrested a pastor, Sunday Oluemeje for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in the Akodo area of Ibeju-Lekki.
Spokesperson of the command, Stephen Kuti, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to Tribune Online on Thursday, August 18.
“He (pastor) sent the mother to go and get the items for the deliverance when he had carnal knowledge of the girl.” Kuti stated.
It was gathered that the pastor had lied to the victim and her mother and that he saw a very terrible vision on the teenager and lured them to a location he wanted to do ”deliverance” where he perpetrated the dastardly act.
According to Kuti, the suspect in his statement claimed that he was not the owner of the church, where he met the girl and her mother and that he was only invited there as a guest.
The mother of the victim, Ayomikun Eyianro, while speaking with Tribune Online, called on the police to ensure that the case is not swept under the carpet.
“I live in Epe. Yesterday, Wednesday, I came to Okun Akodo with my 14-year-old daughter to visit my mum. There is a church beside my mother’s house here in Akodo,” she narrated.
“In the evening, they were having a programme and there were a lot of people. I took my daughter there to appreciate God for journey mercy from Epe to Akodo.
“It was during the programme that he said that the pastor saw a vision on my daughter and that she will need deliverance
“He told me to go and buy a coconut for my daughter. When he was leaving the church, he left a message that we should come to Baba Obele’s house in Akodo
“It was in one of the rooms at Baba Obele’s house that he raped my daughter. I got information that the pastor had been staying in that house for some days
“Now, the church is saying that they don’t know him. Baba Obele is also blaming my daughter for not raising the alarm
“My daughter told me that the man gagged her mouth with a cloth and raped her. The police should help me to investigate the matter very well.”