The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested a 43-year-old pastor and two others for allegedly raping minors in Abuja.
The NAPTIP Director of Investigation and Monitoring, Mr Josiah Emerole, disclosed this while addressing a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Emerole explained that the pastor, (name withheld), hailed from Ondo state and resided in Dutse Bupma settlement area off Bwari road in Abuja.
He said that the suspect sexually harassed his 17-year-old house help (name withheld) in victim’s room and used his hands to fondle her breasts and other sexual genitals.
The director said on one occasion, the suspect allegedly took his sexual harassment to the kitchen where the victims were busy doing dishes.
While in the kitchen, the suspect used his hands to forcefully bring out the victim’s breast, fondled them among others illicit interaction with her.
“He subsequently warned her not to utter any word about it to anyone as there would be consequences,” he said.
Emerole said not comfortable with the situation; the victim reported the matter to people.
“Those people reported to NAPTIP and then the agency sent in rapid response squad to apprehend the suspect and he confessed to the crime.”