Police arrest pastor for rape in Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old pastor, Segun Alawode, of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, Sabo in Odogbolu Local Government Area for allegedly raping a 32- year old- lady inside the church.

The victim, whose identity the police did not disclose, alleged that the pastor was in a prayer session with her when he asked her to hold on to some candle sticks and forcefully pulled off her wrapper before having carnal knowledge of her.

The command’s spokesman, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the victim and her relations later reported the matter to policemen who arrested the culprit.

He said, “Medical reports so far received on the matter confirmed that the pastor actually committed the offence and he has since confessed to the crime. The accused will soon be charged to court.

“The matter is presently at the anti- Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the Department of Criminal Investigation in Abeokuta.”

Meanwhile, the anti- crime patrol team deployed to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway arrested two suspected armed robbers on Monday.

The bandits were said to have blocked the road in order to rob motorists near the Danco filling station.

The arrested suspects are Usman Sunday and Richard Olabode .

Items recovered from them included one locally-made pistol, many live and expended cartridges, a knife, cutlasses, hand gloves and charms.

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