The police have arrested a 44-year-old pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Ogo Oluwa parish, in Owode Egbado, Ogun State, Oluwafemi Oyebola, for allegedly raping his daughter.
Oyebola was arrested following a complaint by his 24-year-old daughter, who pleaded for anonymity.
The lady reported at the Owode-Egbado divisional headquarters that her father has been forcefully having carnal knowledge of her since 2015, shortly after the death of her mother.
She told the police that she got pregnant for her father three times but he took her to a nurse where the pregnancies were terminated. The distraught and daughter also told the police that after the termination of the third pregnancy, her father did family planning for her to stop her from getting pregnant.
But according to her, when it dawned on her that her father was all out to ruin her life, she ran away from home and reported her ordeal to a non-governmental organisation, the Advocacy For Children And Vulnerable Persons Network.
It was the NGO that eventually led her to the Owode-Egbado Police Station to report her father over his alleged incestuous relationship with her.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Owode-Egbado division, Olabisi Elebute, led detectives to the pastor’s house and arrested him.
Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the pastor, when interrogated, made a confessional statement, admitting that what his daughter had complained about him was true.
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has directed that the pastor should be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for thorough investigation and prosecution.
Culled from: The Guardian