A 34-year-old pastor, simply identified as Adekunle Kayode, is currently cooling his heels at the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly conducting virginity test on a 20-year-old female member of his church in Abeokuta with his finger.
Kayode, who oversees the Jesus Is The Way Evangelistic Ministry, Olorunsogo, Abeokuta, was reportedly arrested by detectives attached to Kemta Division in his house, 3, Okeyidi Street, Abeokuta.
The State’s PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said the ‘preacher’ was nabbed after the victim narrated her ordeal to her father who later informed the police of the shocking incident.
It was gathered that the man of God was caught in the act in the church while he tried to confirm the girl’s virginity status.
According to the PPRO, “there was also a drama when the victim received the ‘holy spirit’ which propelled her to reveal the misdeeds of the pastor who has indulged in this ungodly act for years.
“Another suspect arrested for a similar offence is one Onatade Oluwasegun, 23, of 4, Sheriff Onatade Street, Obantoko for conspiring with the said pastor to use her for ritual purpose.
“The father of the victim alleged that the duo were fond of dipping their fingers into the victim’s private part even when she was menstruating for reasons best known to them.
“Sh claimed that the pastor recently confirmed her virginity status when she was to take part in a church programme.
“The victim has also claimed that Oluwasegun used a charm while attempting to rape her as directed by the pastor, possibly for ritual but she miraculously escaped.
“Meantime, the police have recovered the charm from the pastor within the church premises.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the matter be transferred to the SCID, Eleweran for further investigation,” the statement added.