Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 72-year-old pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim, 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 9 pm, 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 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,
We were reliably informed that the victim parent and the suspect have been hiding the incident.
“The suspect made a confessional statement to that effect, admitting that the allegation was true. The case was transferred to the State CID Iyaganku, Ibadan.”