A 46 year-old pastor, Ifeanyi Bernard has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police command for allegedly raped a 15-year old girl at Mararaba in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
Parading the suspect, alongside eight other criminals at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Lafia, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sani Mohammed said the acclaimed pastor lured the victim into his room under the false pretence that he wanted to cast out demons from her.
Mr. Mohammed, who declared that all the suspects would face prosecution, explained further that the incident happened at One Man village around6:00 p.m on that fateful day.
According to him, "on November 4, 2015 at about 1800 hours, one Martins Agbara Ijwo of One Man in Karu Local Government reported at Police Station there that on November 3, 2015 at 1245 hours, one Pastor Ifeanyi Bernard, behind Alikima Mararaba lured his daughter into his house under the false pretence that he will pray for her to cast out demons from their family and thereby forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in his bed.
"He further threatens to kill her if she spoke to any other person about the incident. Exhibits recovered from him were bottles of anointing oil and bed sheet", he added.