Police in Ekiti State have arrested man, said to be pastor, for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl.
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Victor Babayemi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti said the girl became a victim after the pastor lured her into bed under the guise of spiritual cleansing.
The statement said detectives at Ikere Division; Ikere Ekiti napped the suspect, Anthony Arogunmasa popularly known as ‘Pastor’ at Araromi Street.
“The suspect, who confessed to the crime, accosted the victim on September 23, 2014 at about 2000 hours and lured her to his house to perform spiritual cleansing because he perceived that victim was under a spiritual spell.
“On getting to his room, the victim was threatened and put under fear of harm before being raped.
“Medical report confirmed that the victim was actually raped by the suspect while preliminary investigation revealed that he is a serial rapist who lures hapless women with ‘spiritual cleansing’ to have unlawful canal knowledge. He will be charged to court as soon as investigation into the case in concluded, please”, the PPRO said.