Police arrests pastor for raping teenager

Pastor Adekunle Francis

The police in Ogun have arrested a cleric, one Pastor Adekunle Francis, for forcibly having carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old girl identified as Dolapo.
The suspect was said to have lured the girl into an uncompleted building under the pretence of praying and anointing her but forcibly had sex with her.
The victim later complained at Sango Police Station and the Divisional Police Officer, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, dispatched team of detectives to the scene at Ipamesan, Sango Ota, where the victim was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the offence, blaming it on the devil.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.
Oyeyemi, an assistant superintendent of police, added that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti- Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department for further investigation.