A pastor named Abraham Sunday, was arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, Ojokoro Police Division, at Adalemo Estate, in the Toll Gate area, on the Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway, for allegedly raping a 16 year old girl whose name was given as Kike.
Sunday, who is the pastor of Christ In All Nations Church in Adalemo, was arrested on Wednesday, September 2, by the Ojokoro Police Division, and was immediately transfered to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
The ugly incident, was said to have occurred on 28 of August, when Sunday, took Kike, who was sick to his house for a deliverance prayer at Adalemo Estate.
The mother of the victim, who said Sunday, was a family friend, became worried when she did not hear from her daughter for a long time.
The incident, was reported to the Ojokoro Police Division by the landlord of the house which Sunday had taken the girl to, in order to rape her.
After the matter was reported, Kike, was taken to a hospital, were it was disclosed that she had suffered some injuries on her private part, as a result of a forceful sex. It was then, that the operatives of the Ojokoro Police Division, arrested the pastor.
A source, said “The pastor was like a foster father to the girl. She was ill and had gone to a hospital in the area. While returning from the hospital, she boarded the same bus with the pastor, who said he would take her to a place for prayers.
“Since the suspect was a family friend, she did not doubt him. So, they went to the pastor’s apartment, where he camped and raped her for
three days. The victim’s mother did not even know about the deliverance prayer.
“On Monday, the landlord and some neighbours got suspicious of the pastor’s arrangement with the teenager and they alerted a non-
governmental organisation in the area, which in turn invited the police. The girl was rescued and rushed to a hospital, where a medical test confirmed rape. The suspect was arrested immediately.”
The DSVRT Coordinator, Lola Viviour-Adeniyi, said the team had taken up the rehabilitation of the victim.
She said, “It was an NGO, Rubies Ink, that brought the matter to our attention.
“The girl was taken away for prayer. She was in the pastor’s house at the Adalemo area for three days, and during that period, he raped her.
“The DSVRT reached out to the victim’s mother, but she maintained that she would not pursue any case. While admitting that the pastor defiled her daughter, the mother said the pastor had a three-month-old baby, and she did not want him to be jailed.
“However, we informed the police at Ojokoro division that the state government was interested
in the matter.
“This prompted the transfer of the suspect to the SDCI, Yaba.
“At present, the girl is undergoing treatment. She was taken to the Mirabel Centre.”
The public relations officer of the Lagos State Police, confirmed the incident, and said that the pastor has been arrested, and transferred to SDCI, Yaba.
Source: Punch Metro