By Nkasi Kolie
The cleric in charge of Life and Power Bible Church, Ogijo area of  Ogun State, Pastor Mathew Oladapo has been arrested for allegedly raping a church member during deliverance.
The suspect is currently being interrogated at Ogun State Police command, Abeokuta.
According to Ogun State Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi:”The pastor was arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported that while attending the church service on the 20th of February 2022, the pastor told her that he saw a vision that she was  having a spiritual husband which she needed  to be delivered of.
“She stated further that the pastor told her she would undergo three nights of fasting and prayer in the Church for total deliverance. In addition, she was asked to come to the Church with N1,000  note and anointing oil.
“But on the first night of the fasting and prayer, she was taken to a room within the church where the pastor ordered her to pull off her clothes and undies and lay down on a piece of cloth on the floor which she obeyed. While lying on the floor, the pastor started rubbing the anointing oil on her body and inserted his finger into her private part.
When she protested, the pastor pinned her down, covered her mouth and forcefully had sex with her with the claim that it is the only way to break bond between her and the spirit husband.
“Upon the report, the Dpo Ogijo division,CSP Onatufe Umoh, quickly detailed detectives to the scene where the randy pastor was promptly arrested. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, but claimed to have been overwhelmed by spirit.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti Human Trafficking and Child labour unit  of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution”.

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