Pastor Rapes Member’s Daughter During Prayer


Detectives attached to the Delta State
Police Command, Asaba, on Thursday
arrested the General Overseer of a
church (name withheld) for allegedly
raping a seven-year-old daughter of
his member. The police spokesperson in the state,
Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said the suspect’s
church was along Ibusa Road, Koka,
She said the victim was allegedly lured
into the church office with the intention of praying for her.
It was in the course of prayers that she
was raped.
It was gathered that the victim could
not keep the incident to herself, hence
she cried to her parents on the matter. Her parents were said to have taken
her to the Federal Medical Centre in
Asaba, where it was confirmed that
she had been raped after discovery of
bruises in her private parts.
Kalu said the matter was reported at the police headquarters, where
detectives were assigned to
investigate the matter, adding that
upon investigation, the suspect was
arrested and he confessed to the
crime. In another development, on Thursday,
nemesis caught up with a suspected
car snatcher identified as Samson Igah
in Akwuebulu, a suburb of Asaba,
when his attempt to snatch a vehicle
parked by the owner met a brick wall. Kalu said the suspect was nabbed by
residents in the area, who later invited
the police to the scene.
The suspect was said to have locked
himself inside the car in his attempt to
drive it away. The suspect is currently being
detained at the Criminal Investigation
Department for further investigation.
Meanwhile, there have been reported
cases of armed robbery and
kidnapping by suspected kidnappers in Abraka, Eku, Isiokolo, Asaba, Agbor
and Warri areas of the state.
Three members of a kidnap gang
including a woman alleged to be the
leader of the group have been
arrested by the police. Kalu said the suspects were arrested
following a tip-off.
She said the police got information
that suspected kidnappers were
sighted around the Okpara axis of
Ethiope East and that detectives attached to Isiokolo Police Division
stormed the scene and arrested the
suspects and recovered a gun from
Kalu added that the suspects were
now helping the police in their investigations.