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Police detectives attached to the state police command, Asaba, Delta State have arrested the general overseer of a new generation church (name withheld) for allegedly raping a 7 year-old daughter of his church member.
Police image maker in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, confirmed that the suspect (name withheld) is the general overseer of the new generation church along Ibusa road Koka offshoot to Dunlop axis in Asaba, adding that the victim identified as Glory (surname withheld) was allegedly lured into the church apartments with the intention of praying for her when the bubble burst.
It was gathered that the victim could not keep to herself the incident, rather she cried to the parents who upon interrogation confirmed that the pastor allegedly raped her. She was said to have been taken to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba, where it was confirmed that the suspect raped her with bruises in their private parts.
Mrs. Celestina Kalu, the police image maker, further confirmed that the matter was reported at the police headquarters where the detectives were assigned to investigate, adding that upon investigation the suspect was arrested and he confessed to the crime.
In another development, nemesis on Thursday caught up with a suspected car snatcher identified as Samson Igah, in Akwuebulu, a suburb of Asaba when his attempt to snatch a vehicle parked outside by the owner, met a brick wall.
Mrs. Celestina Kalu, police image maker confirmed that the suspect was nabbed by onlookers in the area who later invited the police to the scene and he was arrested on the spot.
The suspect was said to have been charmed inside the car in his attempt to drive away when the onlookers who noticed his movements swooped on him. The suspect is currently being detained at the state CID for further investigation.
Meanwhile for quite some time now, there have been reported cases of armed robbery and kidnapping of innocent members of the public by men of the underworld in Abraka, Eku, Isiokolo, Asaba, Agbor, Warri and other parts of the state and country in general.