Popular Prophet arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old church member

Popular Prophet arrested for allegedly raping

Popular Prophet arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old church member in Ogun State, Nigeria.

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 50-year-old man, Tayo Shobowale, who is in charge of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Oke-Igbala Ifo town of the state for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old member of the church (name withheld).

The Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement issued in Abeokuta, stated that the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at the Family Support Unit of Ota Area Command by the victim, who was accompanied by her mother to the station

The PPRO added that the victim was accompanied by her mother to the station.

He explained, “The victim reported 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.

The victim further stated that, after the illicit affair, the prophet 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 makes her to fall down and remain unconscious for hours”

”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.  Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a thorough investigation of the case and that the suspect be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.” the statement read.