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Court docks prophet for raping teenage girl

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… Under guise of exorcism

A 57-YEAR-OLD prophet named Ebenezer Ogunmefun, yesterday, appeared before an Ogun State Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta on one-count of sexual abuse for raping a 15-year-old girl.

  The offence contravenes Section 33 of Child Right’s Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

  Inspector Moshood Hammed told the court that Ogunmefun committed the offence at No 1, Prof. Ajibo Toluca Pioneer Street in Olomore area of Abeokuta.

  According to Moshood, the prophet told the victim’s mother that the 15-year-old girl was possessed by evil spirits and needed “cleansing.”

  The prosecution alleged that after sexually abusing his victim, he asked her not to inform anybody and told her to swear with Bible.

  However, the defendant pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Solomon Banwo, who  granted him bail in the sum of N750,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until September 2, for hearing.

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