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Published On: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014

Police nab pastor for raping woman in church

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nigeria police badge logoBy Tope Musowo with agency report

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Pastor Segun Alawode, 37, of Eternal Sacred Order C & S Church, Sabo, Odogbolu, Ogun state, for raping a 32-year-old lady in his church premises at Odogbolu, in the state.

The victim alleged that the pastor was in a prayer session with her when he asked her (victim) to hold on to some candle sticks and suddenly and forcefully pulled off her wears before he eventually had carnal knowledge of her in the church.

The anti-crime team attached to Odogbolu Division of Ogun state Command apprehended him when the victim and her relations stormed the Police Division to notify the Divisional Police Officer of the pastor’s misdeeds and to seek justice through the Police.

According to the state’s police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, “the matter is currently at the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Abeokuta and medical reports so far received on the matter confirmed that the pastor actually committed the offence and hec has confessed to the crime. The matter will soon be charged to court.”

In another development, the mobile anti-crime patrol team deployed to the Lagos/Ibadan expressway arrested two suspected robbers at Danco filling station along the expressway on Monday, at about 11.40 pm while blocking the expressway in an attempt to rob commuters and road users of their belongings.

The suspects arrested are Usman Sunday, 28, of Sabo Dantajira area of Sagamu and Richard Olabode, 27, of the same address.

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

The suspects were said to have been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sagamu Division, CSP Adebowale Lawal, for preliminary investigation before the matter will be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta as directed by the Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye.



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