A 30-year-old Prophet Joseph Ogundeji of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ajuwon, was detained by Ogun State Police Command officers for reportedly defiling two underage sisters who are members of his church.

The suspect was apprehended on November 11, 2022, as a result of a complaint made by the fathers of the two minor girls to the Ajuwon divisional headquarters. He claimed to have learned that his 16-year-old daughter is pregnant, and upon asking who was to blame for the pregnancy, learned that the prophet was responsible.

The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that in response to the report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye, assigned his detectives to arrest the prophet.

In Oyeyemi’s words:

“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 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 had vigil in the church, the prophet who lives very close to the church would 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’s house, he used to give them something to lick, and after licking it, they will sleep off only to wake up and discover that the prophet had had sex with them.”

The spokesperson stated that when the victims were questioned by the police about why they didn’t tell their parents, they told them that the suspect had threatened to murder any of them who revealed the identity of the suspect.

The suspect has been transferred to the state’s criminal investigation department’s anti-human trafficking and child labor unit for additional investigation and potential prosecution, under the direction of police commissioner CP Lanre Bankole.

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