Men of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested a pastor of a white garment church for allegedly raping a pregnant woman.
According to the victim, identified as Bukola, the pastor allegedly committed the crime while she came for deliverance at his church.
Narrating her ordeal at the police headquarters on Igbatoro road, Akure, on Friday, Bukola alleged that the pastor used ‘anointing oil’ to rub her private parts before he inserted his manhood.
She said, “We usually have a programme every Wednesday. On that fateful day, I went to the church but unfortunately, the service had ended.
“He collected the list they gave me from the hospital and said the items on the list were too many. He later said I should go and do the photocopy which I did. He then said I should take it to the altar. While I was sitting down, he started pressing my stomach. He asked me how many months my pregnancy was and I said five months.
“He said he was going to do some spiritual work on me before my delivery. He stood up and entered a room. He later called me to enter and I did. He asked me to sleep which I did. He also said I should remove my clothes which I did.
“He asked me to open my legs and dipped his middle finger with oil in my private parts. He said my baby was in a vertical position instead of being horizontal. He said he would put oil in my private parts and would help me insert it with his private parts so that the oil would get into the baby.
“He then rubbed oil on his private parts and had sex with me. He said he was not supposed to do it but he helped me because my husband was not around. It was later after he had sex with me that I came into my right senses.”
Reacting to the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the arrest of the pastor, noting that investigation had commenced into the matter.
She said, “I have not got full details of the matter but the pastor is with us and investigation has commenced.”