Prophet Arraigned For Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old Girl During ‘Spiritual Cleansing’ In Ogun


A 57-year-old prophet, Ebenezer Ogunmefun, arrested for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, has on Wednesday appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta, Ogun state. 

The police charged Ogunmefun, whose address was not provided, with one count of sexual abuse.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Moshood Hammed, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at No 1, Prof. Ajibo Toluca Pioneer St. in Olomore area of Abeokuta.

He revealed that the defendant, who claims to be a prophet, told the victim’s mother that the 15-year-old girl was possessed by evil spirits and needed “cleansing”.

Hammed said;

The prosecution alleged that after sexually abusing her, the defendant asked her not to inform anybody which he asked her to use the bible to swear.

The prosecutor noted that the offence committed contravene Section 33 of the Child right’s Laws of Ogun, 2006 to which the defendant pleaded not guilty to.

Magistrate Solomon Banwo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N750,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Banwo ordered that one of the sureties must be the defendant’s wife and the other must be a community leader.

He then adjourned the case until September 2 for hearing.


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