Ebenezer Ogunmefun, a 57-year-old prophet has been arrested and arraigned before an Ogun State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl whose mother took to his church for spiritual cleansing.
According to Inspector Moshood Hammed, the police prosecutor, said that the prophet told the victim’s mother that her daughter was possessed by evil spirits and needed to be cleansed thoroughly. The clergyman allegedly made the victim swear by the bible never to tell anyone he raped her.
Solomon Banwo, The presiding Chief Magistrate granted the clergyman bail in the sum N750,000 with two sureties in like sum. The Magistrate ordered that one of the sureties must be the defendant’s spouse and the other must be a community leader.
The case was adjourned till September 2 for hearing.