Prophet Joseph Ogundeji, 30, of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ajuwon, was detained by Ogun State Police Command officers for reportedly defiling two younger 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 is to blame for the pregnancy, learned that the prophet is the one who impregnated her.
The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that in response to the report, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye, sent his detectives to make an arrest of the prophet.
”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.” Oyeyemi said
The spokesperson added that 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 labor unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.