The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State command on Wednesday said it has arrested one cleric, Josiah Akinsuyi of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) for allegedly impregnating a 16-year girl in the state.
Pedro Awili, the State Commandant of NSCDC, disclosed this while parading the suspect and five others for various crime before newsmen in Akure.
Awili, who explained that it was the father of the victim that reported the case to the command when her daughter confessed of having four months pregnancy.
The NSCDC boss revealed that the girl and her family are living close to the pastor’s church at Abusoro in Ijoka area of Akure, noting that the suspect allegedly took over from one Sunday Babatunde, who had been sleeping with the girl.
“Our investigation revealed that the pastor had carnal knowledge of the girl for three good times and we have carried out pregnancy test which proved that the girl has four months pregnant
“Investigation also revealed that the elder sister of the girl has something doing with the pastor because the first time he wanted to have carnal knowledge with her, she was not cooperating and she informed her sister about it which she asked her to cooperate with the pastor.
“One of the times the pastor slept with her was in the classroom of one private school owned by his wife. Though the pastor denied having any intercourse with the girl but I did not expect him to confess.
“The girl confessed to us that the pastor had earlier promise to give her N50,000 but he failed on his promise and may be because he did not redeem his promise and not attending to her again that make the girl confess to her father.”
“And the girl has confess that it was the pastor that impregnated her,” he said.
He advised men of God to see themselves as role models in the society.