Operatives of Ogun Police Command have arrested a 50- year-old prophet in charge of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oke-Igbala at Ifo, Ogun State, Tayo Shobowale, for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl who is a member of the church.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at the family support unit of Ota area command by the victim.
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The victim, accompanied by her mother to the station, told the police that the prophet had invited her to the church for prayer, but he took advantage and raped her.
According to her, the prophet after raping her, ordered her to take a spiritual bath in the church with an already spiritually prepared candle, which he used to rub all over her body.
“Since then, the victim complained that she has being having spiritual attack which always make her to fall and remain unconscious for hours,” the victim told the police.
The spokesman of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, yesterday, told newsmen that following the report, the Area Commander Ota, Muhideen Obe, detailed his family support unit to the scene where the prophet was arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect initially denied the allegations, but when he was confronted by the victim, it was very difficult for him to absolve himself of the allegations,” he quoted him as saying.
He added that after thorough investigation of the case, the suspect would be charged to court.