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Prophet arrested for raping a 17-year old church member

A 50 year old Prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim Church Oke-Igbala Ifo town in Ifo local government area of Ogun state, Prophet Tayo Shobowale has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 17 year old member of the church (name withheld).

Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known on Thursday in a statement adding that the suspect was arrested, following a report lodged at the family support unit of Ota area command by the victim.

The police spokesman said the victim who was accompanied by her mother to the station reported that,  sometime in March 2021, the Prophet invited her to the church for prayer, and  that the Prophet took advantage of been alone with him in the church to forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.

Penpushing further  reports that, Oyeyemi said 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.

The statement added that, since then, the victim complained that she has being having spiritual attack which always make her to fall down and remain unconscious for hours, stating that 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.

Penpushing also reports that Oyeyemi said,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 Ajogun, has ordered a thorough investigation of the case and that the suspect be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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