Olufamous-A professed Celestial Church prophet, Adewale Adeleke, on Tuesday appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court for alleged fraud and unlawful intercourse. Prophet Adeleke, who resides at 2 Ajibola Street, Agbado Ijaiye, was arraigned on 4-count charge of obtaining by false pretext, impersonation and unlawful intercourse.
Prosecutor Chris Takim told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 26 at 6 p.m. at the premises of Original Inn Hotel in Ebute Meta, Lagos.
He said the prophet approached the woman, claiming to be spiritually informed about her problems and had solutions to them through a scheduled prayer session. She met him at the hotel and he obtained her mobile phone and money mobilisation fees.
“Adeleke collected her phones and N13,000 to begin the prayer session with her and later forced her to remove her clothes as a prerequisite for her prayer to be answered…
“Adeleke, thereafter unlawfully assaulted her and had intercourse with her without her consent,” the prosecutor said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 258, 285, 312 and 378 of the Criminal Laws if Lagos, 2011.
Section 258 prescribed life imprisonment for a man who has intercourse with a woman without her consent.
The 23-year-old prophet however pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Ariike Oshibayo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. Oshibayo adjourned the case till August 16 for trial.