A pastor, Udom Okon, of the Christ Abiding Church in the Somolu area of Lagos has been paraded by the state police command for allegedly defiling his neighbour's nine-year-old daughter. The incident happened on Bankole Street around Famous bus stop, where the church is also located.
Okon was said to have committed the crime in his wife's shop while the minor had been assisting him in gathering empty beverage bottles. Okon was said to have had sex with her right inside the shop. He was also found to have been having sex with the girl since 2017.
Edgal Imohimi, the Commissioner of Police, explaining how the suspect was arrested, said the victim's mother had noticed semen oozing out of her private part while she was asleep. He said she had woken her up out of panic and was told Okon had been having a sexual affair with her. He said a medical report showed that the victim's hymen had been ruptured.
Imohim said the police would thoroughly conduct its investigation and charge the suspect to court soon. He warned parents to always keep close watch of their wards.
However, Okon has denied the allegation saying the victim's mother had connived with his enemies to ridicule him. He said he had not been caught in any scandal in his 30 years as a pastor. He said he got married 25 years ago and has three children.