Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested a 54-year-old pastor identified as Niyi Omowodun for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl at Ejigun Agbede Itele Ota in Ado-Odo local government area.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi while parading the suspect.

The PPRO said the suspect was arrested on Monday, June 29 following a complaint from the father of the victim at Itele Divisional headquarters.

Abimbola said the aggrieved father told the police that while he was at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbors that is daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbor caught the man in the act.

“Upon the report, the DPO Itele Division CSP Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.

According to the PPRO, the suspect who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life International church confessed having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl during the interrogation.

Oyeyemi further revealed that he lured the girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was going on an errand.

When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he has separated with his wife since 2016” Oyeyemi said.

Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.