He claimed to be a holy father but he may have engaged in very unholy acts!

A Reverend Father of a Catholic Church has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.

The girl was entrusted into his custody.

The 44 year-old Father Anthony Ochigbo of the Catholic Church of Assumption , Asokoro , Abuja was accused of abusing the girl sexually on August 15, 2016.

The girl’s mother, who hails from the same state with the priest, had allowed the girl and her 6-year-old brother to pass the night with the priest after the Feast of Assumption.

It was gathered that the priest took the children to his flat and they slept in the same room.

He was said to have taken the girl to another room in the midnight, saying she should not be sleeping in the same room with her brother.

He reportedly had carnal knowledge of her there.

When the mother discovered that something was wrong with her daughter, she took her to hospital where the doctors declined to treat her, saying that police needed to be involved in the matter and the case was reported at the Asokoro Police Station.

The priest was subsequently arrested and charged to court.

He was arraigned before an Abuja High Court on Wednesday.

The case, which was brought before Justice Hussein Baba- Yusuf, was however adjourned to May 25 on the request of the prosecuting counsel, John Ijabemi.