Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Ogun state command has apprehended one Pastor Peter Taiwo of Christ Apostolic Bible church, Alaja, Oke Saje, Abeokuta, and his wife Elizabeth Taiwo for conniving to defile a 16- year- old choir member of the church(name withheld).
The command’s Public Relations Officer,DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested on Friday, Dec. 10.
Oyeyemi noted that the pastor and his wife were arrested, following a complaint lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim.
He explained that the victim had reported that, while she went to the church for choir practice, the pastor’s wife called her and told her to go and meet the pastor in their room , saying the pastor wanted to send her on errand.
“She stated further that as soon as she got into the room, the pastor’s wife locked the door from outside, consequent upon which the pastor overpowered her, and forcefully had sex with her.
“She explained further that the pastor’s wife later came in after her husband has satisfied himself and met her crying and she told her to stop crying as she is now a woman.
“she then warned her never to tell anybody or else she will die.
“Upon the report, the DPO Adatan division, SP Salaudeen Abiodun, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene, where the randy pastor and his wife were promptly apprehended.
“On interrogation, the couple confessed to the crime but blamed the devil for it. They also pleaded for forgiveness from the victim.
The victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment.
The state commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.