Pastor, wife nabbed for raping 16-year-old church member
Ogun State Police command has arrested one Pastor Peter Taiwo of Christ Apostolic Bible Church, Alaja Oke, Saje, Abeokuta, and his wife Elizabeth, for conniving to rape a 16 year-old choir member of the church, (names withheld).
Confirming the incident in Abeokuta, yesterday, the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the couple was arrested on Friday, December 10.
According to him, the suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Adatan Divisional Headquarters by the victim, who reported that, while she went to the church for choir practice, the pastor’s wife called her and told her to go and meet the pastor in their room, because the pastor wanted to send her on errand.
She stated that as soon as she got into the room, the pastor’s wife locked the door from outside, consequent upon which the pastor overpowered her, and forcefully had sex with her.
She explained that the pastor’s wife later came in after her husband had satisfied himself and met her crying and she told her to stop crying as she is now a woman, she then warned her never to tell anybody or else she will die.
He said: “Upon the report, the DPO Adatan division, SP Salaudeen Abiodun, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene, where the pastor and his wife were promptly apprehended.
“On interrogation, the couple confessed to the crime, but blamed the devil for it. They also pleaded for forgiveness from the victim.
“The police have taken the victim to a hospital for medical treatment.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation, with the view to charge them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.