The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a pastor, Adekunle Francis, at Ipamesan, Sango Ota, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, Dolapo.
The suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, was said to have lured the girl into an uncompleted building under the pretext of praying for and anointing her.
As soon as they entered the uncompleted building, the pastor was said to have turned on the girl and raped her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the victim later reported her ordeal at the Sango Police Station, adding that the Divisional Police Officer, Akinsola Ogunwale, immediately dispatched a team of detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
He said, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. He told policemen at the Sango Police Division that the act was the work of the devil.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation.