Nigeria, April 8 -- The police in Ogun State have arrested a 50-year-old man, Tayo Shobowale, who is in charge of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Oke-Igbala Ifo town of the state for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old member of the church (name withheld).

The state's police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known on Thursday in a statement, adding that the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at the family support unit of Ota area command by the victim.

He said the victim, who was accompanied by her mother to the station, reported that in March Mr Shobowale invited her to the church for prayers and took advantage of being alone with him in the church to forcefully have sex with her.

Mr Oyeyemi said th...