Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have apprehended Prophet Joseph Ogundeji of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ajuwon Area for defiling two teenage sisters who are members of his church.
This was stated in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta by SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ogun State Command on Tuesday.
The suspect was arrested on November 11th, 2022, following a complain lodged at Ajuwon Divisional Headquarters by the father of the two underage girls, who reported that she discovered that his 16 years old daughter is pregnant.
Adding that when he inquired to know who is responsible for the pregnancy, it was discovered that the prophet is the one who impregnated her.
Upon the report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye detailed his detectives to effect the arrest of the randy prophet.
On interrogation, the prophet admitted to have committed the crime.
In another development, in the course of investigation, it was discovered that the said prophet did not only had carnal knowledge of the 16 years old girl, but her 13 years old younger sister too was defiled by the same prophet.
“The two victims informed the police that whenever they have vigil in the church, the prophet who lives very close to the church will asked them to go and stay in his house after the vigil which always comes to an end around 3 am.
“They stated further that anytime they stay in the prophet house, he used to give them something to lick, and after licking it, they will sleep off only to wake up and discovered 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 anyone of them that let the cat out of the bag.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution,” Oyeyemi stated.