Delta State Police Command, Asaba, on Thursday arrested the General Overseer of a church (name withheld) for allegedly raping a seven-year-old daughter of his member.
This was disclosed by the police spokesperson in the state, Celestina Kalu, who said the suspect’s church is located along Ibusa Road, Koka, Asaba.
She said the victim was allegedly lured into the church office with the intention of praying for her and then raped by the pastor.
It was gathered that the victim cried to her parents on the matter and was subsequently taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, where it was confirmed that she had been raped after discovery of bruises in her private parts.
Kalu said the matter was reported at the police headquarters, where detectives were assigned to investigate the matter.
She added that upon investigation, the suspect was arrested and he confessed to the crime.