A 19-year-old woman who is five months’ pregnant, has narrated how a popular broadcaster and pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Gbenga Filani, raped her inside his church premises in Ondo State.
Filani is already in the custody of the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly raping the woman when she came for a “deliverance service” in the church.
The pastor was reportedly arrested after the victim, simply identified as Bukola, made the allegation public.
Narrating her ordeal to reporters at the state police command headquarters in Akure, the woman said the pastor allegedly poured anointing oil on her private parts before having a carnal knowledge of her inside the church.
She said, “In the morning, I went to the hospital to register. We usually have a programme every Wednesday. On that fateful day, I went to church but unfortunately, they had ended the service.
“He collected the list I brought from the hospital. He said the items in the list given to me were too many. He later said I should go and make a photocopy which I did. After I had done it, he said I should take it to the altar, he said he would pray on the list. While I was sitting down, he started pressing my stomach, he asked me how many months was my pregnancy? I said it was five months.
“He said he was going to do some spiritual work me for before my delivery. He later stood up and entered a room. He called me to enter a room inside the church. He asked me to lie down which I did, he also said I should remove my clothes. I did all the things he asked me to do.
“He dipped his middle finger with oil into my private part. He said my baby was vertical instead of being horizontal. He said he would put oil in my private parts and would help me insert it with his private parts so that the oil would get into the baby.
“He rubbed oil on his private part and asked me to open my legs. He then had sex with me. He said he was not supposed to do it but helped me because my husband was not around.
“It was after he had sex with me that I came into my right senses. He said I should swear that I would not tell anyone including my mother. He said I would die if I told anybody. He did not put on his garment when we had the sex. When he was having sex with me, he gave me one small cross that I should put on my navel. He also gave me table water and poured perfume inside.
“He also asked me to drink a little out of the water and prayed for me, that I should be using it and that the baby would turn to normal position within three days.”