A 72-year-old pastor, Jimi Odunayo, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in the Oyo State’s capital city, Ibadan.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, disclosed this on Wednesday at the command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
According to the Commissioner, the pastor had been having carnal knowledge of the minor since 2019 adding that the suspect and the parents of the victim are residing in the same compound and the victim who is a minor goes to the living room of the Pastor to watch television programmes.
Onadeko said: “On January 30, 2021, around 9.pm, one Rasaq Aishat, a 13-year-old teenage girl, confessed to her father, one Opeyemi, that one Jimi Odunayo, 72-year-old, pastor of Cherubim and Seraphim Church Oke-Aseyori, Adewale Street, Iyana Church, Montana, Ibadan, has 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 always goes to the living room of the suspect to watch television.
“Consequently, the suspect took advantage of the prevailing situation to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her four times.
“The suspects made a confessional statement to that effect, admitting that the allegation was true. The case has been transferred to state CID Iyaganku, Ibadan where it was charged to court on February 4, 2021.”
The police boss added that the suspect is currently remanded in a correctional centre.