BY: Daud Olatunji
A 44-year-old pastor of Christ Apostolic Church, Ogo-Oluwa parish, Oluwafemi Oyebola, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping, impregnating and procuring abortion for his daughter three times.
Genuine reports gathered that the cleric had been living with his daughter since his wife, the victim’s mother, died a few years ago.
He was arrested following a complaint by his daughter at the Owode-Egbado Divisional Police Headquarters.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the victim told the police that her father had been forcefully having carnal knowledge of her since 2015 when she was 19-year-old shortly after the demise of her mother.
The PPRO said, “The victim further reported that she got pregnant for her father three times after which her father took her to a nurse where those pregnancies were aborted.
“After the third abortion, the suspect did family planning for her so she would not get pregnant again.”
Oyeyemi said the victim, upon realising that her father was out to ruin her life, ran away from the house and reported to a non-governmental organisation, Advocacy for Children and Vulnerable Persons Network. Consequent upon which she was taken to the Owode-Egbado Police Station to complain.
“After the report, the DPO Owode-Egbado division, SP Olabisi Elebute, led her detectives to the pastor’s house where he was promptly arrested.
“During interrogation, the suspect made confessional statements that all his daughter said was nothing but the whole truth,” the police spokesman added
The PPRO noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.