A 23-year-old Celestial Church prophet, Adewale Adeleke, has been arrested for raping a church member during prayer a prayer session.
He committed the act on July 26 at 6 pm at the premises of Original Inn Hotel, Ebute Meta.
The prophet allegedly approached his victim claiming to be spiritually informed about her problems and had solutions to them through a scheduled prayer session.
When the victim met him at the hotel on the scheduled appointment, he obtained her mobile phone and N13,000 as mobilization fees.
He then forced her to str*p na.ked as a prerequisite for her prayer to be answered and thereafter unlawfully assaulted her and had se.xual intercourse with her without her consent.
Appearing before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, Mr. Adeleke, was arraigned on a four-count charge of stealing, obtaining by false pretext, impersonation and rap.e.
The prosecutor, Mr. Chris Takim said the offences contravene Sections 258, 285, 312 and 378 of the Criminal Laws if Lagos State, 2011.
Section 258 prescribes life imprisonment for any man who has unlawful se.xual intercourse with a woman or girl, without her consent.
Adeleke however pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Ariike Oshibayo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. He further adjourned the case till August 16 for further hearing.