MEN of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested the clergyman of the Christ Apostolic Church Ogo-Oluwa parish Pastor Oluwafemi Oyebola for raping and impregnating his daughter and then getting her to have an abortion three times.
Pastor Oyebola, 44, has been living with his daughter since his wife, the victim’s mother, died a few years ago. Earlier this week, he was arrested following a complaint by his daughter who went to report him at the Owode-Egbado Divisional Police Headquarters in Ogun State.
Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, pointing out that the victim told the police that her father had been forcefully having carnal knowledge of her since 2015 when she was 19-year-old shortly after the demise of her mother. He said the victim, upon realising that her father was out to ruin her life, ran away from the house and reported to a non-governmental organisation, Advocacy for Children and Vulnerable Persons Network.
Mr Oyeyemi said: “The victim further reported that she got pregnant for her father three times after which her father took her to a nurse where those pregnancies were aborted. After the third abortion, the suspect did family planning for her so she would not get pregnant again.
He added that the divisional police officer of the Owode-Egbado division, Olabisi Elebute, led her detectives to the pastor’s house where he was promptly arrested. During interrogation, the suspect made confessional statements that all his daughter said was nothing but the whole truth.”
Kenneth Ebrimson, the Ogun State police commissioner has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution. Pastor Oyebola is expected to be charged with rape soon.