Olusegun Ariyo

Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested the founder and General Overseer of the church of the lord identified as Prophet Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa for  Allegedly defiling and impregnating two under-age female siblings under the guise of undertaking spiritual cleansing.

Urban Express-News gathered those two siblings are within the age range of 16 and 13, it follows that the suspect was said to have made a move of wanting to procure abortions for the victims.

A statement coming from the Ogun state Police Public Relation Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi yesterday said; the suspect was arrested after the victim’s mother reported to the police

He said the woman complained at the Lafenwa Police Station that she fell sick sometime in 2018 and was taken to the church for spiritual healing.

Oyeyemi was quoted as saying, “that the mother stated further that the pastor took advantage of her sickness and asked her entire family of six to move onto the church premises to avoid being afflicted with the same sickness.

“There and then, the prophet started having sex with her daughters, aged 16 and 13, unknown to her.

“The pastor impregnated the two underage girls and went on to procure abortion for them in a private clinic.

 “Aside from this, the prophet also defrauded the family of N2m cash, which he took for what he called spiritual cleansing,” he added.

The PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, directed the DPO to fish out the suspect and bring him to book.

“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his men embarked on intelligence and technical-based investigation, and their efforts paid off when the prophet was arrested on August 6, 2020, around 5 am.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing most of the allegations levelled against him and that it was the reason he ran away when he heard that the police were looking for him.

“Recovered from his home were assorted dangerous charms,” he added.

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police had ordered the suspect to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

“He also warned those hiding under religion to perpetrate evils to desist from it or meet their Waterloo.

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