A 56 year-old man, Festus James, who claimed to be a prophet, has confessed to have raped an eight-month pregnant lady at Agbabu village near Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
James confessed while being paraded with six other suspects for various crimes by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Funmilayo Odunlam.
According to him, he went to Agbabu town for a three-day revival but on the second day of the revival, the parents of the girl came to meet him for spiritual help for their daughter.
“Then I asked her parents to take her to the river for cleansing, and I don’t know how she came to meet me at the place I was given by one of the villagers for the revival.
“I do not know how we had sex and immediately when I had sex with her, I started crying because I was wondering how it happened.
“I will not lie, I had sex with her, but is he was not forced. I know that it’s the devil that wanted to disgrace me,” he said.
Earlier, Odunlami disclosed that James was arrested on Nov. 13, 2021, adding that the prophet claimed to have seen a vision concerning a 22-year-old lady who was 8 months pregnant and told her to wait behind after the programme.
“He took this 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,” Odunlami said.
The PPRO urged members of the public to be wary about people around them, adding that the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.