A 55-year-old Prophet of a Celestial Church of Christ parish in the Ilashe area of Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, identified as Woli Michael, who reportedly abducted and impregnated a 10-year-old girl in the community, has been paraded by residents of the area who flogged him.
The Prophet who abducted the girl in February and hid her in his house following a search party which was launched for her whereabouts by the community leaders, sexually abused her for months till she became pregnant.
‘’Prophet Michael seized the girl in February and kept him in his house and impregnated her. He had somehow hypnotised the girl to the extent that she would hide from her schoolmates whenever they passed through the area where Prophet Michael’s house is located.
The girl was however spotted by her parents on April 29, 2018, while she was sweeping the compound. She told her parents that she was kept in the house by Prophet Michael and she was discovered to be pregnant for him” and eyewitness said.
The matter was reported to the monarch of the community, who ordered that Prophet Michael be arrested and was apprehended on April 30, where he was stripped naked and openly flogged at the monarch’s palace before he was banished from the community and handed over to the police.
This follows up the report of a 53-year-old pastor who allegedly impregnated 20 members of congregation, claiming the Holy Spirit ordered him to have sex with them. The Nigerian police arrested Timothy Ngwu for abusing the young girls and women at his church, The Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity.
Ngwu’s abusive behaviour was reported to the police by his estranged wife Veronica, who grew tired of his adulterous behaviour – after he reportedly impregnated her young neice. A spokesperson for the Enugu State Police command told said the suspect claimed he was obeying the ‘spiritual’ urge to carry out the will of God, ‘irrespective of whether the woman is married or not.’