The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 72-year-old pastor of an orthodox church, Jimi Odunayo, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in the Monatan area of Ibadan.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, said this at a press briefing on Thursday.
She said the victim used to go to the suspect’s room to watch television, adding that he took advantage of the situation and defiled her.
Onadeko said, “On January 30, 2021 around 9pm, a teenage girl confessed to her father that one Jimi Odunayo, 72, a pastor of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oke-Aseyori, on Adewale Street, Iyana Church, Monatan, Ibadan, had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of her from 2019 till June 2020.
“The suspect and the parents of the victim live within the same compound and the victim used to go to the living room of the suspect to watch television. Consequently, the suspect took advantage of the situation to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her on four occasions.
“The suspect made confessional statement to that effect, admitting that the allegation was true. The case was transferred to the State CID Iyaganku, Ibadan.”
Also, the CP paraded a 56-year-old man, Remi Oladiti, who claimed to be a lawyer, for the alleged defilement of a 14-year-old girl.
She said the victim was found to be some months pregnant after medical examination. (Punch)