A pastor in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.
Daily Trust reports that the pastor had raped the victim several times under the pretext of conducting spiritual deliverance for her, before he was eventually arrested.
It was gathered that the pastor had lured his victim from Kaduna where he went for pastoral work in a church in Kaduna last April and kept her as his sex slave.
A police source said that the suspect who had been married for over two years without any child, had convinced the mother of the teenage girl that he would to sponsor her in school if she lived with him in Abuja.
“Instead of fulfilling his promise, he turned the girl to a sexual partner since that time he took her.
It was when the girl was fed up with the abuse that the pastor threatened to kill her. Before then, he had seized her phone to prevent her from getting in touch with her parents.
When he discovered that the girl was not ready to give in, he brought out a pump action gun which he threatened her with.
Though the suspect eventually had his way, the victim later reported the matter to the wife who quickly sent her away."
It was learnt that the victim managed to get back home where she narrated her ordeal to the mother who subsequently reported the case to the police in Kubwa.
The Kubwa Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Nurrudeen Sabo, has confirmed the incident, saying that the suspect has been arrested and the case is being investigated.