A 38-year-old pastor, Ogbomo Jerry, has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command alongside six others for the rape of an 11-year-old girl and two 8-year-old.
The cleric reportedly lured the victim to his office at Aduleama in Amassoma community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, LGA, of the state and raped her.
Confirming the arrests, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, while parading the suspects at the command in Yenagoa, the state capital on Friday 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 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.
“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,” the CP added.