By Nkasi Kolie
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the Cleric in charge of Cherubim & Seraphim Church, Oke-Igbala, Ifo Ogun State, Prophet Tayo Shobowale, for allegedly raping a 17-years-old girl (name withheld).
The Prophet was also alleged to have bathed her with a concoction that always caused the girl pains and made her fall down.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com gathered that the victim was a member of the Church before Prophet Shobowole had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
According to Ogun State Police Public Relations, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi “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, and reported that, sometime in March 2021, the prophet invited her to the church for prayer, and that he took advantage of being alone with him in the church to forcefully had 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 been having spiritual attack which always makes her fall down and remain unconscious for hours.
“Upon the report, the Area Commander Ota, ACP Muhideen Obe, detailed his family support unit to the scene where the randy prophet was promptly arrested.
The Police spokesman said that 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, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered a thorough investigation of the case and directed that the suspect be charged to Court as soon as the investigation was concluded