In a startling turn of events, the Ogun State Police Command has apprehended a self-proclaimed pastor of a white garment church in Agbado, Ogun State.
The pastor stands accused of issuing fake prophecies and the abduction of a 21-year-old woman.
According to authorities, the victim, identified as Aliu Blessing, visited the church to see her ailing sister.
It was during her visit that the pastor allegedly made a chilling prophecy, warning Blessing that she would meet her demise on her wedding day if she refused to engage in sexual relations with him.
Furthermore, the pastor claimed that any man who dared to pursue a romantic relationship with Blessing would also suffer a similar fate.
Tragically, on February 2, 2023, Blessing was reportedly abducted by the pastor and taken to an undisclosed location, where she remained for over seven months.
However, her ordeal came to an end when she managed to escape and return home on November 5, 2023.
Blessing’s uncle, Aliu Yusuf, promptly informed the police about the incident.
Upon her return, Blessing disclosed her harrowing experience, revealing that the pastor had taken her to his family house in Ilaro before forcibly engaging in multiple non-consensual sexual encounters at a hotel.
Confirming the arrest, the Ogun State Police Command’s spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, stated that the suspect has confessed to the crimes during questioning.
The suspect is now in custody awaiting completion of the investigation, after which he will face prosecution in court.
Meanwhile, in light of her traumatic experience, she has been taken to a medical facility for examination due to the signs of psychological distress she exhibited.