Osun state police command has arrested one Pastor Kayode of a Celestial church for reportedly raping his client identified as Yemisi.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the suspect, whose church is located along Ijebu-jesa road in Oriade local government area of Osun state, told the parents of the young girl of an important prayer session with her alone on January 4, 2024, which was her birthday.
It was gathered that the suspect forcefully had sex with the client under the guise of fortifying her against spiritual attack.
The victim, while narrating her ordeal, said she was given a message in school before the holidays to be prayerful in a bid to live long.
According to her, my mother consulted Pastor Kayode to help with the matter and he told her I should not call anyone on January 04, which was my birthday.
“After cooking on the said day, I went to the church to greet him, but he told me I should stay back till night before leaving for home.
“He later came back to me inside the church where he told me that I must have sex with a male who is not my boyfriend to overpower spiritual attack.
“He later told me the holy spirit directed him to have sex with me to help me and he said must not tell my mother, else, the whole of my family will be in danger.
“He later sent for my mother to bring my white garment and informed her I would not be returning home, but all efforts to alert her was abortive. He then instructed that I should take my bath after which I should wear only the garment without any underwear but I wore my pant which infuriated him when he found out.
“Later my father came with my mother to take me but he managed to convince him that I should wait for the 9 pm to 10 pm prayer session against his initial arrangement of 9 pm, 12 pm and 3 am during which he was to have a sexual session with me.
“Immediately my parents left, he dragged me inside his sitting room on a two-seater chair and forcefully had sex with me. He then sent one of his children to fetch prayer water from the alter before the boy returned I sneaked out and ran towards home.
“I later realized he was chasing me and I started shouting which attracted my parent. I told them what happened and I was taken to the hospital after which the matter was reported to the police”, she said.
Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying the matter would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation for further findings.