Cleric allegedly defrauds family of N2m, defiles daughters


The men of the Ogun State command said they have arrested one prophet Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, for allegedly defrauding a family of N2m.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this, added that the cleric also defiled two daughters aged 16 and 13 years from the same family.

The suspect according to the police spokesman is the founder and general overseer of The Church of Lord, Olomore, Abeokuta.

He said the suspect was arrested following a report made by the mother of the victims at Lafenwa Police station, Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said the woman explained that she fell sick sometimes in 2018 and was taken to the church of the cleric for spiritual healing.

He said, “She stated further that the pastor took advantage of her sickness and asked her entire family of six to move into the church premises to avoid being afflicted with the same sickness.”

“There and then, the prophet started having sex with her daughters of 16years and 13 years of age unknown to her. The pastor impregnated the two underage girls and went on to procure abortion for them in a private clinic.”

“Aside from this, the prophet also defrauded the family of N2 million cash which he took for what he called spiritual cleansing.”

Acting other complaint, the Divisional Police Officer, Lafenwa Division, Muraina Ayilara led his men to the church but the place had been deserted.

He added, “The Commissioner of Police then directed that the suspect be hunted for and brought to book.”

“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the DPO and his men embarked on intelligence and technical-based investigation, and their efforts paid off when the prophet was arrested on Thursday 6th of August 2020 at about 5 am.”

He said on interrogation, “the suspect confessed to the commission of most of the allegations levelled against him and that it was the reason why he ran away when he heard that police are looking for him.”

Oyeyemi said items recovered from his home were assorted dangerous charms.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the suspect to be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

He also warned those hiding under the umbrella of religion to perpetrate evils to desist from it or meet their waterloo.




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