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Police Arrest 54-Year-Old Pastor For Defiling 12-Year-Old Girl

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Niyi Omowodu

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Police in Ogun have arrested a 54-year-old pastor, Niyi Omowodu for defiling a 12-year-old girl in Ado-Odo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect, Omowodu was arrested on the 29th of June, following a complaint by the father of the victim who reported at Itele Divisional Headquarters that while he was at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbors that her daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbor caught the man in the act.

A statement from the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the DPO Itele Division, Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life international church confessed having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl.

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He stated further that he lured the small girl into an uncompleted building in the area when she was sent on an errand.

The Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.  

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