The Nigeria Police, Bayelsa State Command has disclosed the arrest of a 38-year-old pastor and six others over the alleged rape of a 11-year-old girl and two 8-year-old.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, made the disclosure while parading the suspects at the command in Yenagoa.
According to the reports, the cleric identified as Ogbomo Jerry, reportedly lured the victim to his office at Aduleama in Amassoma community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state and raped her.
Ogunjemilusi said: “Also arrested on October 6 was one 21-year-old Emanso David, who is a carpenter, for luring an eight-year-old into his workshop at Igbogene Market and raping her. “He further threatened to kill her if she tells her mother.
“Also on October 14, another suspect, Atika Eguini, lured another eight-year-old old into his house in Okriama Compound in Amassoma and had canal knowledge of her. The victim confirmed that she had been lured thrice by the same man anytime her elder sister travelled.”
Speaking on the arrested rapists, Ogunjemilusi revealed that the other four suspects, Godwin Governor, 20, Kingsley Akpas, 21; Ebikewenemor Aripamone,18, and Harrison Ebibo, were apprehended over the rape of a 19-year-old girl in the state.