The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 72-year-old pastor of an orthodox church, Jimi Odunayo, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in the Monatan area of Ibadan.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, said this at a press briefing on Thursday.
She said the victim used to go to the suspect’s room to watch television, adding that he took advantage of the situation and defiled her.
Onadeko said, “On January 30, 2021 around 9pm, a teenage girl confessed to her father that one Jimi Odunayo, 72, a pastor of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oke-Aseyori, on Adewale Street, Iyana Church, Monatan, Ibadan, had been having unlawful carnal knowledge of her from 2019 till June 2020.
“The suspect and the parents of the victim live within the same compound and the victim used to go to the living room of the suspect to watch television. Consequently, the suspect took advantage of the situation to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her on four occasions.
“The suspect made confessional statement to that effect, admitting that the allegation was true. The case was transferred to the State CID Iyaganku, Ibadan.”
Also, the CP paraded a 56-year-old man, Remi Oladiti, who claimed to be a lawyer, for the alleged defilement of a 14-year-old girl.
She said the victim was found to be some months pregnant after medical examination.
The police boss said the victim was running an errand when Oladiti allegedly accosted her and gave a drink laced with sedative.
The girl was said to have become unconscious after taking the soft drink.
The CP said, “Following her comatose state, Remi Oladiti, who had already made a confessional statement, forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“On regaining consciousness, she found herself fully unclothed on Remi Oladiti’s bed, while blood was dripping out from her private parts. The suspect made confessional statement to the fact that he had carnal knowledge of her, but denied giving her anything to drink. Medical examination revealed that the victim was already 29 weeks and one day old pregnant.”
Oladiti told journalists he did not force the victim, who he said told him she was 18 years old.