A Nigerian Pastor with Deeper life Bible Church, Abudu, in Orhiomnwon Local Government Area, Eze Fidels, has been paraded by the Edo State Command of the Nigerian Police for defiling two underaged girls.
Also, three suspected rapists, a robbery gang, including a woman, who specialized in robbing unsuspecting passengers using private cars which they masquerade as taxi cabs, were among the 32 suspected criminals paraded by the police.
Pastor Fidelis was said to have lured the two girls, aged six, into his room after sending them on an errand. The police claimed he had carnal knowledge of them before dismissing them.
Father of one of the girls who noticed the unusual way his daughter was walking when she got home, obtained confession from her, which led to the arrest of the paedophile pastor.
Eze who confessed to the act, said he had actually defiled two other minors, both of them 11 years old sometimes this year, but said he was tempted by evil spirit to commit the act.
“I am really ashamed of myself particularly as a Pastor. I have been a Pastor at Deeper Life for over six years but I was tempted to defile these girls. They are always visiting me, so this particularly day I defiled both of them,” he said.
Edo state police commissioner, Folusho Adebanjo, who paraded the suspects to journalists in Benin, also displayed various arms and amunitions recovered from them.
He disclosed that few weeks after the state government placed ban on the use of motorcycle in the Benin metropolis, criminals have devised ways to rob unsuspecting commuters, using private cars as taxi cabs.
Adebanjo further disclosed that the command had apprehended over 90 suspected armed robbers and kidnappers in the past five weeks but expressed worry in the rising cases of defilement of minors across the state.