A 44-year-old pastor at Ogo Oluwa Parish of the Christ Apostolic Church in Owode-Egbado, Ogun State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping his own biological daughter.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta said the pastor was arrested after his daughter made a complaint at the Owode-Egbado Divisional Headquarters that
She told the police that her father had been molesting her since 2015 when she was 19 years old and shortly after the demise of her mother.
The daughter in her complaint disclosed that she had been impregnated three times by her father, NAN reports.
The father also took her to a nurse where the pregnancies were aborted.
The pastor had also procured family planning services for the victim so as to prevent further pregnancies.
“Having realized that her father was all out to ruin her life, she ran away from the house and reported to an NGO.
“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.
“Upon the report, the DPO Owode-Egbado division, SP Olabisi Elebute, led her detectives to the pastor’s house where he was arrested.
“Upon interrogation, the pastor confessed that all that his daughter said is nothing but the whole truth,” the statement read in part.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has directed that the suspect be immediately transferred to the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit for further investigation and prosecution.