A 52-year-old man identified as Afolabi Isiaka, who works as a gardener in a church has been arrested for defiling a 13-year old girl inside the Church in Lagos.
According to a report by PM Express, the incident happened at 5 Banire Street, Mushin area of Lagos.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly lured the victim into the Church, removed her pant and defiled her before allowing her to go.
It was also scooped that it was not the first time the suspect, Isiaka, had reportedly molested the victim but warned her not to tell anyone about the dastardly act and she kept the abuse to herself.
However, the alleged rape got exposed after the victim reportedly confessed and the matter was reported to the Gender Section of Zone D Command, Mushin, Lagos. The Police then arrested Isiaka and detained him at the Command for interrogation.
What would have caused Isiaka to have committed such sacrilege inside the Church and how he convinced the victim was not clear as the Police declined to make comment.
Reports have it that a non-governmental organisation known as Advocate for Children and Vulnerable Persons Network, ACVP, led by one Ebenezer Omejalile, reported that Isiaka had been molesting the victim until it was exposed.
On the faithful day, the girl’s mother sent her on an errand and she stayed longer than expected. Her mother was worried and went in search of her. Eventually, she showed up and after much pressure she confessed to the mother that Isiaka had been molesting her for some time and equally stated that it was the fourth time he had abused her.