The police on Thursday paraded a nurse, Mrs Ogundimu Monilola, accused of helping a 44-year-old pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Ogo Oluwa parish, Olokuta, Ogun State, Oluwafemi Oyebola, to procure family planning care for his 24-year-old daughter, whom he impregnated three times.
The pastor has denied some of the accusations, noting that he only procured abortion for the victim once.
Oyebola made the disclosure on Thursday while being paraded among the 103 suspected criminals by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, at the Command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
He attributed his action to “the devil’s arrow” targeted at him, lamenting that he could not fathom why he engaged in sexual intercourse with his daughter.
Mouthpiece NGR gathered that the cleric who was paraded alongside with the nurse alleged to have carried out three abortions for the daughter, said that having sex with his biological daughter was not intentional.
He also denied that he began to have sex with her daughter in 2015 as reported by the police, saying the sexual relationship started in 2017, noting that he procured abortion for his daughter just one and not three times.
The accused stressed that when he realised he had “been consumed by devil’s arrow”, he immediately ceased from the illicit activity.
Oyebola, who disclosed that he had asked for forgiveness from his daughter, however, expressed his regret and asked for forgiveness from Nigerians.
“I was hit by the devil’s arrow targeted at me by my enemies. I could not fathom how he began having sex with my own daughter. It is a shameful act, I agree. But unlike what was reported in the media, I began to have sex with her in 2017 and 2015 as claimed by the police. Also, the abortion I did for her was just once and not thrice”.
“I regret my action and I have sought forgiveness from my daughter. She has also forgiven me as she came to plead with the CP on my behalf on Wednesday. I want to sincerely beg for forgiveness from Nigerians; my action was unheard of, and I seriously regret it”, the cleric stated.
Fielding questions from our correspondent, the nurse, Monilola Ogundimu, alleged to have carried out three abortions for the cleric’s daughter denied carrying out an abortion for the girl.
Ogundimu, who said she is an Assistant Matron and Head, Family Planning Unit, Idiroko General Hospital, Ipokia Local Government of the state, disclosed that she only helped the girl to uptake a family planning method as instructed by the cleric, who simply identified himself as Mr. James.
She added that until her arrest by the police, she never knew that the cleric was the father of her client, as he presented the girl as his housemaid and not daughter