Pastor rapes 16-year-old while conducting deliverance in Lagos
A pastor identified as Abraham Sunday has been arrested by men of the Ojokoro Police Division attached to the Lagos State Command for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, in Adalemo Estate, in the Toll Gate area, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Sunday, a pastor with Christ In All Nations Church located in Adalemo area of the State was arrested on September 2 and was taken to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba for further investigation.
The victim who was sick was said to have been taken by the pastor to a house in Adalemo Estate on August 28 for deliverance where he allegedly had canal knowledge of her.
Punch reports that the 16-year-old’s mother who disclosed that the pastor was a family friend became apprehensive after she did not hear from her daughter.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police by the landlord of the house the pastor allegedly kept the victim to rape her.
A police source disclosed that upon the victim’s rescue, she was taken to a hospital where it was confirmed that she had been raped.
“The pastor was like a foster father to the girl. She was ill and had gone to a hospital in the area.
“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,” the police source said.
The arrest of the pastor was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, DSP Patricia Amadin.
“The police have arrested the suspect, and the matter has also been transferred to the SDCI, Yaba,’’ Amadin averred.