A 50-year-old prophet in charge of a Cherubim and Seraphim church, Oke-igbala in the Ifo region of Ogun state, Tayo Shobowale, is currently cooling his heels at the police cell for allegedly defiling a young 17 year old girl.
Ogun State Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed to DAILY POST that Shobowale was arrested following a report the victim filed with the Family Support Unit of Regional Command. ‘Ota.
The teenager, who was accompanied to the police station by her mother, reported that sometime in March 2021, the Prophet invited her to church for a prayer session.
While the two were alone in the church, the young girl alleged that “the prophet took advantage of being alone with him in the church to gain illegal carnal knowledge of her,” Oyeyemi said.
“The victim further stated that after the illicit affair, the Prophet ordered him to take a spiritual bath in the church with a candle already prepared spiritually, which he rubbed all over his body. Since then, the victim has complained of having suffered spiritual attacks that always cause her to fall and remain unconscious for hours, ”said the victim.
Following his allegations, the commander of the Ota area, ACP Muhideen Obe, reportedly detailed his family support unit at the scene where the “excited prophet” was arrested.
During his questioning, “the suspect initially denied the allegations, but when confronted with the victim, it was very difficult for him to evade the allegations,” the PPRO revealed.
DAILY POST has learned that Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun has ordered a full investigation into the case, with a directive that the suspect be charged in court as soon as the investigation is complete.