Pastor Segun Alawode of the Eternal Sacred Order C&S Church Sabo, Odogbolu Ogun State has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for raping a 32 year old lady in his church premises in Odogbolu Ogun State.
The victim alleged that the pastor was in a prayer session with her when he asked her to hold on to some candle sticks and suddenly pulled off her wrapper before he forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her right there in the church.
While speaking on Alawode’s arrest, the PRO of the command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi said the anti crime team attached to Odogbolu Division of Ogun State Command apprehended the pastor when the victim and her relations stormed the Police Division to notify the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the division of the pastor’s misdeeds and to seek justice from the police.
He also disclosed that the matter is presently at the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Abeokuta.
According to the PPRO, “medical reports so far received on the matter confirmed that the pastor actually committed the offense and he has since 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 armed robbers at Danco filling station along the expressway on Monday at about 11. 48 pm while blocking the express in an attempt to rob commuters and road users of their belongings.
The names of the suspects were given as Usman Sunday, 28, of Sabo Dantajira area of Sagamu and Richard Olabode, 27,of the same address.
Usman, who hails from Apa Local Government in Benue State, is married with two children, and attended Agbele Community High School,while Richard who hails from Iree, Osun State attended Methodist Comprehensive College Sagamu and dropped out of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology,University of Calabar.
Items recovered from them include one locally made pistol, many live and expended cartridges,sharp knife, cutlasses, hand gloves and assorted charms.
The Suspects 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 for further investigation.
CP Okoye condemned the criminal act of the pastor who was involved in a rape case. He further directed that the pastor be charged to court without delay in order to serve as deterrent to other rapists particularly “men of God”who are fond of engaging themselves in criminal acts.
He also commended the anti crime patrol team along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway for arresting the armed robbers who terrorize innocent Nigerian on the said expressway.