A Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) pastor in Nigeria’s Ondo state is the latest in the news for allegedly having consistent sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl in Abusoro, Ijoka area of Akure.
The suspect, Josiah Akinsuyi was arrested by police in the area after a complaint was filed following the victim’s confession to her father that she has been pregnant for four months.
The Ondo state Commandant of NSCDC, Pedro Awili reportedly told newsmen that the victim and her parents were taking refuge in the church building when pastor Akinsuyi took undue advantage and seduced her.
He added that the suspect was introduced to the victim by one Sunday Babatunde who himself had been sleeping with her.
Josiah Akinsuyi who was transferred to the said church just last year then started making advances towards the little girl, but she declined.
He then contracted her elder sister to persuade her for him, and she did.
“Our investigation revealed that the pastor has been sleeping with the young girl for some time. A pregnancy test had been conducted which confirmed that the girl is four months pregnant. We also discovered one of the elder sisters of the girl knew about the whole development.
“It was gathered that the young girl rejected the Akinsuyi overtures the first time he talked to the girl but her elder sister intervened, urging the young girl to cooperate with the pastor, and she has been sleeping with her since then.
“The young girl said the man has been sleeping with her in the classroom of one private school owned by Pastor Akinsuyi’s wife. Though the pastor denied having any intercourse with the girl, Pedro Awili told newsmen.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Akinsuyi has denied the allegation, claiming it was orchestrated to tarnish his hard-earned reputation.