Prophet Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, the General Overseer of the Church of the Lord, Olomore in Abeokuta, Ogun state has been arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating two underage female siblings in his church.
He also defrauded their mother of N2million for special prayers against spiritual attacks
The suspect reportedly procured abortions for the victims (aged 16 and 13) who followed their mother to his church to pray over a spiritual attack.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, August 9.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested after the victims’ mother reported the incident at Lafenwa Police Station in Ogun state.
She revealed that she became a member of the church after she fell sick in 2018 and was taken there for spiritual healing.
According to the PPRO, the mother 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.
He started having carnal knowledge of the woman’s 16-year-old and 13-year-old daughters thereafter. However after impregnating them, he procured abortion for them at a private clinic.
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 N2m cash, which he took for what he called spiritual cleansing.
He said upon the report, the DPO Lafenwa division, CSP Muraina Ayilara, led his men to the church, but the place had been deserted.
The PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, directed the DPO to fish out the suspect and bring him 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 August 6, 2020 around 5am. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing most of the allegations levelled against him and that it was the reason he ran away when he heard that the police were looking for him. Recovered from his home were assorted dangerous charms.
The spokesman said the Commissioner of Police has ordered the suspect to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.