By Jacob Akintunde, Akure
Pastor Josiah Akinsuyi of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Abusoro in Ijoka area of Akure, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State command for allegedly impregnating a 16-year girl in the state.
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Awili, disclosed this while parading the suspect and five others for various crimes before newsmen in Akure.
Awili, explained that it was the father of the victim that reported the case to the command when her daughter confessed of having four months pregnancy for the pastor.
According to him, the NSCDC boss revealed that the girl and her family are living close to the pastor’s church located at Abusoro in Ijoka area of Akure.
Awili noted that the suspect allegedly took over from one Sunday Babatunde, who had been sleeping with the girl.
His words, “Our investigation revealed that the pastor had carnal knowledge of the girl for three good times and we have carried out pregnancy test which proved that the girl has four-month pregnant.
“Investigation also revealed that the elder sister of the girl has something doing with the pastor because the first time he wanted to has carnal knowledge with her, she was not cooperating and she informed her sister about it which she asked her to cooperate with the pastor.
“One of the times the pastor slept with her was in the classroom of one private school owned by his wife. Though the pastor denied having any intercourse with the girl but I did not expect him to confess.
“The girl confessed to us that the pastor had earlier promised to give her N50,000 but he failed on his promise and maybe because he did not redeem his promise and not attending to her again that makes the girl confess to her father.
“And the girl has confessed that it was the pastor that impregnated her.”
The NSCDC boss however advised men of God in the state to see themselves as role models in the society.