‘Pastor’ rapes pregnant woman during revival in Ondo

A self-acclaimed Pastor, Festus James, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly raping an eight-month pregnant woman in Agbabu village, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Ondo Police Command, Public Relations Officer, Funmi Odunlami, who paraded the suspect on Thursday, said the suspect who came from Ibadan on a three-day revival allegedly raped the woman under the guise of performing deliverance on her.

“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 three day Holy Ghost Revival at a Church in the village, Odunlami said.

“The next day, the prophet claimed to have seen a vision concerning a 22-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant and told her to wait behind after the programme .

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“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 have committed the crime.”

Speaking with reporters, James said though he had sex with the woman, he did not rape her.

He blamed the devil for the act, saying he did not know what come over him.


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