The Operatives of the Lagos State Police command have arrested one Mike Oliseh, 54, the Assistant Pastor of the Anointed Chosen Vessel Ministry, Okota, Lagos, after he was suspected to have defiled 12-year-old twin daughters of a church member and close friend.
According to sources, Mike Oliseh who lives in the same compound with the parents of his victims in Ago palace way in Okota, Lagos state is married with four children.
Oliseh and the victim’s father, Okoro, got close after he hired his services. Oliseh who is a borehole driller, contracted the victim’s father to be his transporter since he had his own bus. Oliseh then got so close to the Okoro’s and won them over to his church.
Okoro’s wife however went on a business trip in 2017 and then the pastor started sleeping in their home.
Relating how it started, one of the daughters, Chioma (not real name), said Oliseh threatened to withdraw his support to their family if she refuses his request to sleep with him.
“He started to rape me last year. He used to come to sleep in our house. He said there was heat in his apartment. So, while my twin sister and I would sleep on the floor, he used to sleep on the bed with my father. While my dad slept, he would come to the floor and sleep with me. He has done it many times. He put his male reproductive organ in my private parts. He threatened that if I told my father, he would not take him to work again. He and my father eat and work together, and they both sleep on the same bed.” she said
The mother of the victims, Chidera, said Oliseh’s dastard act was exposed when an elderly woman caught him pulling down the panties of their second daughter.
“On that Thursday, my daughter did not go to school; she was alone in the compound. Mike (Oliseh) came and chased her. The girl ran into the backyard to hide. He went there and started pulling her pants; the girl shouted. An elderly woman, who came for omugwo in our compound and was in the room, saw him.
“When she opened the door, Mike quickly brought out a phone and pretended to be speaking to my husband on the telephone. He said he wanted to give my daughter something, but she was not ready to collect it. He then put his phone in his pocket and left. The woman, who observed that he did not dial any number on the phone before putting it to his ear, called my husband to ask the children what his friend had been doing to them.
That was how the secret was blown open. He slept with my first daughter regularly, but had only succeeded in inserting his fingers into the private parts of my second daughter.” the mother said
“I trusted him because I thought that he was a man of God. I have a bus and whenever he had a borehole drilling job, I used the vehicle to take the equipment to site. He would pay me for the service. He also took my family to his church. Also, whenever my wife travelled, I would take my children to his wife’s place in Ikotun. Whenever I cooked, we would eat together from the same plate. I never suspected anything. Even when it was noticed the first time, I doubted it. However, when he agreed to it and said what he did was little, I became weak.” the heartbroken father said.
The matter was reported at the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender and the victims were referred to the Mirabel Centre, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja for medical attention. A social worker at the OPD said the results of the tests revealed that the victims confirmed that the girls had been defiled.