Pastor Raped Church Member During Deliverance Water Bath; Olamide Sobowale Arrested

A white garment Pastor is cooling in police detention after allegedly raping a church member while having her bath in the church‘s backyard. Pastor Olamide Sobowale, a 46-year-old founder of Glory Church of Christ Aladura in Oke Itoku area of Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun state allegedly raped one Dupe Makinde during a spiritual bath he recommended for her. 30-year-old Dupe who lives in Isaje area of the city claims Pastor Sobowale grabbed her from the back while she was taking a spiritual bath meant for deliverance. Pastor Sobowale, who was arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, yesterday, was accused of raping the woman while taking a spiritual bath allegedly recommended by him. During his arraignment at a Magistrate court in Isabo Abeokuta, the prosecuting counsel, Paul Etusi, told the court that the accused grabbed the complainant while she was in a bathroom within the church premises and raped her. Etusi said the complainant had already put the soap on her face as she began bathing when the pastor suddenly entered the bathroom, grabbed and raped her with soap on her face. According to Etusi, the accused had told Mrs. Makinde that he had a vision about the her and asked her to come for deliverance in his church. He said: “He asked the woman to come to the church to take a spiritual bath for her deliverance, but, while the complainant was taking her bath, the accused barged into the bathroom, grabbed the woman and raped her. “The accused has committed an offence contrary to section 357 and punishable under section 358 of criminal code of law of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2006.” Magistrate A. Araba after listening to the prosecuting counsel, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison till he gets advice from the Director of Public Prosecution and adjourned the case till September 16,2013.


Hmmmm strange world! Spiritual bath? They ain’t serious…..

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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