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Pastor arrested for conniving with wife to rape choir member

Ogun State Police command has arrested Pastor Peter Taiwo of a Church Abeokuta and his wife Elizabeth for allegedly conniving to rape a 16 year old choir member of the church.

A statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta said the suspects were arrested after the victim had reported the incident at Adatan divisional headquarters.

Mr Oyeyemi said the victim told the police that she had gone to the church for choir practice when the pastor’s wife said her husband wanted to send her on an errand.

The teenager claimed that the pastor’s wife then proceeded to lock the door, after which the pastor forcefully had sex with her.

Mr Oyeyemi said the couple confessed to the crime, blaming the devil for their misbehaviour and pleading with the victim for forgiveness. 

He said the victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation. Mr Bankole also said he wanted the suspects charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

editing by Adeniyi Bakare