A 40-year-old mason, Lekan Sunday, has been arrested for allegedly raping a prophetess in a church in Ogun State.
It was learnt that while he allegedly committed the crime last Thursday, men of the state command succeeded in arresting him on Monday.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspect stormed the church, Orioke Aanu Oluwa Gbohunmi, in the Ilogbo Adu area of Kemta in Abeokuta with weapons and met the victim sleeping.
He was said to have held the prophetess hostage while brandishing a knife in her face that he would kill her if she continued to give him a tough time.
When her call for help from people around the premises did not yield results, the prophetess was said to have started pleading with the suspect to pity her.
Despite several pleas with Sunday, the suspect was said to have insisted on her having sex with the prophetess.
After finally forcing her into submission and allegedly raping the prophetess, the victim was said to have approached a nearby police station, where the matter was reported.
Having received the complaint, the police launched a manhunt for the suspect who had fled.
He was later arrested on Monday.
While speaking on Tuesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the prophetess recognised the suspect as a mason and labourer in the area.
“The incident happened last Thursday. We arrested the suspect yesterday (Monday). The preliminary investigation into the matter is ongoing,” Odutola stated via a WhatsApp message.
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