Joseph Ogundeji, a prophet of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling two sisters and getting one pregnant in the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Tuesday, said the victims were members of Ogundeji’s church, adding that policemen arrested the prophet after the victims’ father lodged a complaint at the Ajuwon Police Station.
He said “Upon the report, the DPO Ajuwon Division, SP Andrew Akinseye, detailed detectives to arrest the randy prophet. On interrogation, the prophet admitted that he actually committed the crime.
“In the course of investigation, it was discovered that the said prophet did not only have a carnal knowledge of the 16-year-old girl, but her 13-years-old younger sister was also defiled by the same prophet.
“The two victims informed the police that whenever they had a vigil in the church, the prophet who lives very close to the church would ask them to go and stay in his house after the vigil which usually comes to an end around 3am.”
According to Oyeyemi, the victims stated further that anytime they stayed in the prophet’s house, he used to give them something to lick, and after licking it, they would sleep off only to wake up and discover that the prophet had had sex with them.
“When asked why they didn’t inform their parents, the victims informed the police that the suspect threatened to kill any of them that let the cat out of the bag,” Oyeyemi said.
The PPRO noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.