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Clergyman Defiles Two Sisters, Impregnates One

By Adeshina Precious

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 30-year-old prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ajuwon, Joseph Ogundeji, for allegedly defiling two underage sisters who are members of his church. 

The suspect, it was gathered, also impregnated one of the sisters who is 16 years old.

The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested in the Ajuwon area of the state on Friday by operatives following a complaint lodged at the Ajuwon divisional headquarters by the father of the victims.

Oyeyemi said the secret leaked when the father of the victims discovered that his 16-year-old daughter had been impregnated by the prophet.

“On interrogation, the prophet admitted that he actually committed the crime. In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the said prophet not only had carnal knowledge of the 16-year-old girl but her 13-year-old younger sister too was defiled by the same prophet. 

“The two victims informed the police that whenever they had vigils 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. 

“They stated further that whenever 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 them if they told anyone,” Oyeyemi said.

He added that the 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 Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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