RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos.
The police in Lagos have arrested a clergy man for allegedly raping a 9-year old girl.
The suspect was identified as Pastor Udoh Okon, the Pastor in-charge of Christ Abiding Church located at Bankole Street, Famous Bus Stop, Shomolu.
He was alleged to have been having unlawful carnal knowledge of the minor since last year in his wife’s shop located in the same address with the church.
According to report, the mother of the victim one Peace Effiong, who reside in the same compound with the pastor was the one that made the discovery following the unusual behavior of the girl.
While the girl was asleep on 13th April 2018, the mother was alarmed to observe that semen was dripping from her private part and upon being question she told her mother that the pastor had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of her since last year.
Further, the victim was said to have disclosed that the pastor carried out the dastard act in the shop of his wife.
The Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi who confirmed the incident said the suspect denied the allegation.
He however added that the medical examination conducted on the girl revealed that her hymen had been ruptured long ago, saying that it was an indication that the suspect had been having carnal knowledge of her long before the discovery.
Informing that investigation into the case is in progress, Edgal reiterated his call on parents to keep an eye on their children, warning that the command will not hesitate to arrest negligent parents and prosecute them in accordance with relevant sections of the law, particularly section 247 and 249 of criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.