According to sources, the perpetrator, who is the pastor of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Oke-Igbala, Ifo, Nigeria, was apprehended after the victim’s mother filed a complaint with the Ogun state police command.
“The victim claimed that sometime in March 2021, the prophet invited her to the church for prayer and that the prophet took advantage of her being alone with him in the church to forcefully have unlawful carnal knowledge of her,” said DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command.
The prophet then instructed her to take a spiritual bath in the church with an already prepared candle, which he rubbed all over her body, according to the victim.
“Since then, the victim has been complaining about supernatural attacks, which often cause her to fall down and leave her unconscious for hours.
“When the Area Commander, Ota, ACP Muhideen Obe, received the report, he dispatched his Family Support Unit to the scene, where the rogue prophet was quickly apprehended.
“The defendant initially denied the charges during questioning, but it was very difficult for him to absolve himself of the allegations when questioned by the victim.”
As the investigation continues, Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun said that the suspect should be charged immediately.