A pastor, Peter Taiwo of Christ Apostolic Bible church, Alaja Oke, Saje, Abeokuta have been arrested by Men of the Ogun State Police Command for defiling a 16-year-old choir member of his church.
The police also arrested his wife, Elizabeth Taiwo for allegedly conniving with her husband by locking the doors to the victim.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the pastor and wife were arrested on Friday following a complaint lodged by the victim at the Adatan Divisional headquarters.
He explained that the choir member told the police that the pastor’s wife instructed her to meet her husband in their room to run an errand.
Oyeyemi explained that the victim said the pastor’s wife locked the door from outside shortly after she entered the room, consequent upon which the pastor overpowered her, and forcefully had sex with her.
The PPRO further said, “She explained further that the pastor’s wife later came in after her husband had satisfied himself and met her crying and she told her to stop crying as she is now a woman, she then warned her never to tell anybody or else she will die.
“Upon the report, the DPO Adatan Division, SP Salaudeen Abiodun, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene, where the randy pastor and his wife were promptly apprehended.
“On interrogation, the couple confessed to the crime but blamed the devil for it. They also pleaded for forgiveness from the victim.
“The victim has been taken to hospital by the police for medical treatment.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, however ordered the transfer of the suspects to Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.