Thirty three year old pastor in Akwa Ibom State has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Command in the state for raping a 15-year-old girl. Eleven others was also arrested for various cases of rape and defilement.
This was made known by the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, in a press conference in Uyo on Wednesday.
Edgal said that the 33 year old pastor severally raped a 15 year old girl at his deliverance centre.
The pastor who allegedly lives with eight other girls aged 13 to 16 years was said to have also attempted to rape a 21 year old girl.
The Police Chair said that another suspect from Ekpene Obo, Esit Eket LGA was said to have repeatedly raped his 16 year old daughter, forcing her to abscond from the house.
He was said to have persuaded his daughter to return home with a promise not to sexually assault her again but continued raping the victim after she had returned home.
“This press briefing aims at showcasing an appreciable milestone in the fight against rape, defilement and other gender based violence.
“The Police Command has arrested another Pastor and 11 others for rape and defilement.” Imohimi Edgal said.