Men of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested a pastor over the rape of a 19-year-old expectant mother.
The victim, simply identified as Bukola, visited the church for prayer.
She told reporters in Akure, the state capital, that the pastor violated her while claiming that her baby was not rightly positioned.
The victim said: “In the morning, I went to the hospital to register. We usually have a programme every Wednesday.
“I went to church but they had ended the service.
“He collected the list they gave me from the hospital.
“He said the items in the list given to me were too much.
“He said I should take it to the altar. While sitting down, he started pressing my stomach.
“He asked me how many months was my pregnancy. I said it was five months.
“He said that he was going to do some spiritual work for me before my delivery.
“He called me into a room and asked me to lie down.
“He asked me to remove my clothes and I should open my legs, I did so…
“He said my baby is vertical instead of being horizontal…
“He had sex with me. He said 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.
“He said I should swear that I would not tell anyone including my mother. He said I would die if I told anybody.
“He did not put on his garment when we had the sex.
“When he was having sex with me, he gave me one small cross that I should put on my navel.
“He gave me table water and poured perfume inside. He also asked me to drink a little out of the water and prayed for me, that I should be using it and that the baby will turn to a normal position within three days.
“I was seriously panicking. I later told my mother about the whole thing and since the day he had sex with me, the baby was not kicking again.”
Ondo Police spokesman, Fumilayo Odunlami, said an investigation was ongoing.
Source: The Nation