THE Lagos State Police Command has released a clergy of a ‘white garment’ church who allegedly raped a 12-year- old virgin at Epe, in the outskirts of Lagos.
The Guardian learnt that the said ‘pastor,’ one Alasco Sobowale of No. 10, Togodo Temu village in Epe, had sent Chinasa Ndadi on errand when he took advantage of the situation and raped her.
Men of Epe Police Station arrested the suspect at the weekend after the victim’s family reported the matter. The girl was taken to the hospital where the doctor confirmed that she was actually defiled.
To the amazement of the girls’ parents, the suspect was released on the order of the Divisional Police Officer in Epe yesterday, who allegedly disregarded the doctor’s report.
The family of the young girl has accused the police of being distrustful in the matter, considering the hasty manner the suspect was released.
The Guardian learnt that the Lagos State Police Command headquarters has frowned at the DPO’s conduct.
The suspect was said to have returned home to issue threat messages to the victim’s family.
The Lagos State Police spokesman, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who confirmed the incident noted that the suspect could be re-arrested.
“According to her, “The suspect compelled the girl to have a canal relationship with him through the virgina and the anus. The man denied initially but admitted to have committed the act after the doctor’s report came out. The suspect is a pastor in a white-garment church.”