A pastor, Abraham Sunday, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, in Adalemo Estate, in the Toll Gate area, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
This happened last Wednesday, September 2.
Apparently the girl who was ill at the time, had been taken by the pastor to a house in Adalemo Estate on August 28 for deliverance prayer when the incident occurred.
Her mother who wasn’t aware of the session, immediately became worried when she couldn’t place her daughter’s whereabouts.
The matter was said to have been reported to the police by the landlord of the house where Sunday allegedly camped the teenager to rape her.
A police officer revealed that the girl was then taken to a hospital, where a medical test confirmed that she had been raped. The pastor was thereafter arrested.
He 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.”