Operatives of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested a prophet, Festus James, for allegedly raping an eight-month-old pregnant woman at Agbabu village via Ore, in the Odigbo council area of the state during a revival session.
The state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, who disclosed this while parading the suspect alongside others in Akure, said the revivalist who came from Ibadan on a three-day revival allegedly raped the 22-year-old woman under the guise of performing deliverance on her.
Odunlami said “On the 13th November, 2021, one Festus James ‘m’ from Ibadan in Oyo State went to Agbabu village via Ore, claimed to be a Prophet and that the Holy Spirit directed him to have a 3 days Holy Ghost Revival in a Church in the village.
“The next day, the prophet claimed to have seen a vision concerning a 22 years old lady who was 8 months pregnant and told her to wait behind after the programme.
“He took the pregnant lady into one of the rooms in the mission house under the guise of delivering her from an evil spirit and had carnal knowledge of her.
“The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime.”
Speaking with newsmen, the suspect confessed to having sex with the woman but that he didn’t rape her.
Festus said, “l did not know what came over me when I was carrying out the ungodly act.”
The police spokesman said the suspect would soon be charged to court.