One pastor Taiwo Olubayode, said to be married to three wives with 13 children, has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment with hard labour for impregnating his 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Bosede. The pregnancy led to the birth of baby Michael.
He was sentenced by a family court in Oke-Eda Akure, Ondo State.
According to a police source: “It was discovered during investigation that the victim, after she found out she was pregnant, alerted the suspect. He gave her some concoctions to drink; he wanted to abort the pregnancy. But the concoctions failed.
After repeated attempts and with the pregnancy advancing, he left it. The suspect tried to smuggle the victim out of the house to a private clinic for an abortion. The girl refused and threatened to raise the alarm.
The suspect, in anger instructed the victim to stay indoors to avoid suspicion from church members and neighbours. Whenever neighbours asked after Bosede, Olubayode would tell them she traveled to visit her mother.
It was later they discovered that he got his daughter pregnant and kept her locked up.” The sexual relationship between father and daughter, which has been going on for years, became public knowledge after Bosede got pregnant.
Bosede stopped going to school when the pregnancy started showing. According to Olubayode, he was tempted by the devil to have sex with his daughter. Investigations showed that the cleric, whose church is located at Okedo Street, Odode, Idanre, is quite popular.
A good number of people, from far and near, used to troop to the church seeking miracles. Olubayode lives alone with Bosede after his three wives left him for reasons yet unknown.
When Bosede’s mother wanted to walk out of the marriage, she tried to take Bosede, but Olubayode refused. He insisted that he needed Bosede to run errands. Bosede bottled up everything because her father warned her not to disclose the llicit affair to anybody.