The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a pastor in charge of Life and Power Bible Church Ogijo, Pastor Mathew Oladapo, for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 19 year old member of the church (name withheld).
The Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, in a statement said the randy pastor was arrested following a report lodged at the Ogijo divisional headquarters by the victim.
According to Oyeyemi, the raped victim reported that while attending the church service on Sunday, February 20, 2022, the pastor told her that she was having a spiritual husband which she needs to be delivered.
“She stated further that the pastor told her she will undergo three nights of fasting and prayer in the church for total deliverance. In addition, she was asked to come to the church with 1,000 naira note and anointing oil.
“But on the first night of the fasting and prayer, she was taken to a room within the church where the pastor ordered her to pull off her clothes and undies and lay down on a piece of cloth on the floor which she obeyed.
“While lying on the floor, the pastor started rubbing the anointing oil on her body and inserted his finger into her private part.
“When she protested, the pastor pinned her down, covered her mouth and forcefully had sex with her with the claim that it is the only way to break bond between her and the spirit husband.
Oyeyemi further stated that upon the report, the DPO Ogijo Division, CSP Onatufe Umoh, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the randy pastor was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but claimed to have been overwhelmed by spirit”.
He added that Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the command for further investigations.