A 42-year old Shepherd of Celestial Church of Christ, Pastor Toyin Kadiri, has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly raping two sisters at the same time.
Toyin was alleged to have raped the victims, names withheld, who are aged three and eight, when their parents had left for work.
P.M.News gathered that the pastor, who is married and has children, committed the crime when his wife and the victims’ parents were not at home on the day of the incident.
The incident happened at 28, Giwa Street, Onipanu, Ilupeju, Lagos, where the accused and the victims’ parents reside.
It was learnt that he first raped the elder sister and warned her not to tell any one otherwise she would die. He later raped the three-year old girl.
The little girl was reported to have started crying and pointing at her private part when their mother came back home.
The hapless mother checked her baby’s private part and saw blood. A closer check on the two sisters revealed that they had been defiled.
The elder sister confessed that it was the pastor that took them inside his room and raped them.
The matter was reported at the police station and the pastor was arrested and charged with rape before the Ilupeju Magistrate’s Court.
The offence, the police prosecutor said, was contrary to section 218 of the Criminal Code, Cap 17, Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty. The magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in the like sum.
The matter has been adjourned till 26 November, 2009.