Pastor Niyi Omowodun arrested for defiling 12-year-old girl

Kenneth Ebrimson, Ogun CP
Kenneth Ebrimson, Ogun CP

By Adejoke Adeleye

The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 54-year-old man, Niyi Omowodun, a resident of Ejigun Agbede Itele, Ota in Ado-Odo Local Government Area of the state for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).

The suspect was arrested following a complaint by the father of the victim who reported at Itele Divisional headquarters that while he was at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbours that her daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbour caught the man in the act.

Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Itele Division, Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life international church confessed to having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl.

He stated further that he lured the small girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was going on an errand.

When asked whether he has no wife, the suspect explained that he has separated from his wife since 2016.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.