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Pastor arrested after conducting virginity tests on female congregants

By Mason White 10:56 AM March 6, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A pastor was arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly conducting virginity tests on female church goers, police in Nigeria said.

Ogun State Police said that they arrested Adekunle Kayode, 34, after being accused of performing a virginity test on a 20-year-old female member with his fingers.

The incident has occurred on Sunday, at the Jesus is the Way Evangelistic Ministry. The father of one was arrested after the victim told her father about the test, and he informed the police.

According to the initial police investigation, the pastor has been conducting virginity tests for many years, and this was not the first time that he checked the 20-year-old victim. He even performed virginity tests while his victims were having their periods, police said.

The suspect will be brought before a magistrate’s court judge for a bail hearing.