n Ekiti Prophet, Adeleye Akingbaso, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl and threatened her with madness if she tells anyone, has revealed that the dastardly act was carried out following his intention to conduct spiritual deliverance on the little girl.
In his words: “I wanted to deliver her spiritually”.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the 45-year-old prophet was arrested by men of the Ekiti State Police Command after being accused of defiling the minor when her mother was not at home.
He was thereafter arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, where the presiding judge ordered that he should be remanded in prison till 29th September for hearing.
The Spokeperson of the command, DSP Abutu Sunday, has in a statement on Thursday, August 18, said th Prophet (Akingbaso) claimed he wanted to conduct spiritual deliverance on the little girl before unlawfully having carnal knowledge of her.
The statement reads in part: “Investigation revealed that the suspect, on noticing that the victim’s mother had left home for a vigil in the Church, sneaked into their room and committed the act, claiming that he intended to spiritually deliver the victim. He further promised to attack her spiritually if she informs her mother.
“The suspect initially absconded after committing the offence but was later arrested by the Police. During interrogation, he confessed to the commission of the crime and was arraigned accordingly.”
According to the charge, Akingbaso was alleged to have committed the offence of rape on a 13-year old girl, at Ajowa Area of Ado Ekiti on the 25th July.
In his ruling on Wednesday, the Chief Magistrate, Olu Bamidele, ordered that the suspect be remanded at the correctional centre pending the issuance of legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
A statement by the victim which she made to the police was tendered in court.
“The Prophet is my mother’s friend, he used to sleep in our house. On that day, my mummy left for night duty, but the Prophet slept in our house,” she narrated.
“In the midnight, he woke me and said I had bedwet, I said no. He gave me shea butter and salt to rub my private part, I did as he directed.
“When I woke the second day, I saw him beside me and discovered that I have been raped. He warned me not to tell anybody, because I will run mad.
“He came back the third day, he said, he wanted to renew what he gave me earlier by having sex with me. I ran out of the house and informed our neighbours.
“They called my mother and narrated what happened to her. He was arrested and handed over to the Police”.
Requesting for the remand order, the police prosecutor, Bamigbade Olumide, explained that granting the order will allow police to complete their investigations and forward the duplicate case file to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The case is one in a long list of rape of minors in Ekiti State.