By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — Members of the outlawed Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Abeokuta, yesterday, arrested a Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, pastor for allegedly raping a 12-year old housemaid.
Vanguard gathered that the pastor, who was an interpreter with the church committed the crime in his home at 6, Shamusideen, Oke-Sokori area of the town while his wife was away.
Luck, however, ran against the randy pastor when the girl reported the incident to her parents, which prompted his arrest.
Vanguard also gathered that the victim’s mother who could not stomach the incident informed the Ogbe unit of OPC and subsequently effected his arrest.
The embattled pastor, who is also a commercial photographer, confessed to the crime, saying he was influenced by devil.
When contacted, the Zonal Coordinator of OPC, Akeem Bakenne, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, adding that investigation has commenced. He said they would hand over the suspect to the police.
Explaining how he committed the offence,the alleged rapist said he used cloth to cover the victim’s mouth before he could have carnal knowlege of the girl. He further confessed that after the act, he warned her against revealing the secret while he gave her pain killer tablets.
Reacting to the incident, the mother of the victim said: “My daughter came home crying and telling me she was no more interested in staying with daddy Favour.”
The woman said she reported the case to her husband, who decided that the alleged rapist must be arrested and face prosecution.
However, at press time, the church was said t be making moves to cover up the crime as emmisaries were said to have been sent to the victim’s parents and OPC.
It was leant that the victim had been taken to a private hospital located at Totoro area of the town for medication, while a laboratory investigation was also conducted at a private diagnosis laboratory in Ogbe.