By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Police in Ogun State have arrested a 54-year – old Pastor, Niyi Omowodun for defiling a 12 – year- old girl (name withheld).
The ugly incident occurred at Ejigun, Agbede – Itele, Ota in Ado-Odo local government area of the state.
The suspect, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi was arrested following a complaint by the father of the victim at Itele divisional headquarters.
Oyeyemi explained that the victim’s father said while at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbors that his daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbor caught the man in the act.
Upon receipt of the report, the DPO Itele division Csp Monday Unuigbe, detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life International Church, allegedly confessed having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl.
The suspect said he lured the small girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was going on an errand.
When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he separated from his wife since 2016.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the anti human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.