A Pastor who is the founder of a church in Oyo State has been arrested for raping his friend's young daughter.
It was gathered that the 62-year-old Pastor Ojo, defiled the girl identified as Bidemi, who is friend and fellow pastor's daughter, on May 9 and by May 13, the girl was still bleeding profusely, leading to her family believing he could have raped her for ritual purposes.
The randy man of God was reported to have lured the girl into his churh while she was playing with her younger brother in the premises, and raped her.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, while confirming the incident, said the suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), for further investigation, after he confessed to the crime.
Ajisebutu said the girl’s vagina was badly torn by forced penetration and she had been bleeding since the occurrence.
When asked what led to the incident, Pastor Ojo reportedly said:
“The little girl and her younger brother used to come to me to play in the church premises. Her father is a close friend of mine.
On Monday, May 9, I was in my church premises when she came with her brother. The girl went to lay on the rug on the altar and told her brother that her private part was itching. They used to play on the rug before then.
I went near them to ask what was wrong with her. I had to use my hand to help her scratch her private part.
After that, I moved nearer, I could not do anything with her; I did not insert my penis in her vagina.
What happened next was that I brought my penis out but I could not penetrate her because her vagina was tight.
My intention was to touch her, not to damage her. When I saw that her vagina was very tight, I withdrew my penis and left.
There was no blood at that time. I don’t know how blood came out of her.”
But he, however, denied having sex with the girl for ritual purpose, saying she was young enough to be his granddaughter.
The victim also narrated how she was defiled:
"Daddy Dayspring is my father’s friend. On Monday, my younger brother and I went to greet him. While my brother was playing outside, Daddy Dayspring asked me to lay on the rug.
He laid beside me, removed my pants. He first put his fingers in my private part. He later put his penis in my vagina and I cried.
He removed it and blood started coming out. He warned me against telling anyone, saying that I would die if I did. It was when I went outside to urinate that I noticed that blood was coming out of my private part.”