Prophet arrested for raping 17-year-old church member

A 50-year-old prophet has been arrested for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old church member without her consent.

The man of God, Tayo Shobowale who’s in charge of Cherubim & Seraphim church in Oke-igbala Ifo Ogun state, was arrested by the Ogun state police command.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed news of his arrest, said 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.

She reported that sometime in March 2021, the prophet invited her to the church for prayer, and  that the prophet 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 being having spiritual attack which always makes her to fall down and remain unconscious for hours”the statement read

Oyeyemi added that upon the report, the Area Commander Ota, ACP Muhideen Obe, detailed his family support unit to the scene where the accused prophet was promptly 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.  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.”Oyeyemi’s statement read.


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