A 38-year-old pastor and six others were, yesterday, paraded by the Bayelsa State Police Command for alleged rape of a 11-year-old girl and defilement of two minors aged eight.
The cleric, identified as Ogbomo Jerry, was arrested for defiling an 11-year-old in his office at Aduleama in Amassoma community of Southern Ijaw Local Govern-ment Area of the state,Vanguard reports
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, while parading the suspects in Yenagoa, said the pastor, who is also the Manager of Riverside Business Service, lured his victim to his office where he raped her. Ogunjemilusi said:
“Also arrested on October 6 was one 21-year-old Emanso David, who is a carpenter, for luring an eight-year-old into his workshop at Igbogene Market and raping her. “He further threatened to kill her if she tells her mother.
“Also on October 14, another suspect, Atika Eguini, lured another eight-year-old old into his house in Okriama Compound in Amassoma and had canal knowledge of her. The victim confirmed that she had been lured thrice by the same man anytime her elder sister travelled.”
On the arrested rapists, Ogunjemilusi said four suspects, Godwin Governor, 20, Kingsley Akpas, 21; Ebikewenemor Aripamone,18, and Harrison Ebibo, were arrested over the rape of a 19-year-old girl