Pastor nabbed for threatening lady with fake prophecy to sleep with him
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a self-professed pastor of a white garment church in the Agbado area of the state for allegedly using fake prophecies to abduct and sleep with a 21-year-old lady.
In an interview with Punch, the Ogun State Police Command said that the victim, Aliu Blessing, had gone to the church to see her sick sister when the pastor told her that if she refused to have sex with him, she would die on her wedding day.
The pastor was also alleged to have claimed that any man who tried to have sexual intercourse or a relationship with the lady would also die.
Following the said prophecies, the prophet allegedly abducted the lady on February 2, 2023, to an unknown location.
After over seven months of alleged abduction, the victim’s uncle, Aliu Yusuf, told the police that the family was shocked when Blessing, who returned home on November 5, 2023, narrated how Sunday took her to his family house in Ilaro and subsequently to a hotel, where he was alleged to have had multiple and unconsented sexual intercourse with her.
Speaking on the arrest of the suspect, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola told the publication that the suspect had confessed to the crimes and would be prosecuted.
The command’s spokesperson also disclosed that the victim had been taken to the hospital after showing signs of a mental disorder.
“The suspect has been arrested, and he has since confessed to the crimes during interrogation. He is currently in our custody and will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is completed.
“The victim, on the other hand, had been taken to the hospital for medical examination after showing a psychological problem, or probably a psychiatric problem,” Odutola disclosed on Tuesday.