The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the founder of
El-Bethel Parish of Celestial Church of Christ, Itaaka Abeokuta, Dr.
Michael Adeniran, for allegedly impregnating a 15-year-old girl.
The victim is said to be a Senior Secondary 2 pupil at Saje High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola
Oyeyemi, said the prophet was arrested on Saturday, following a
complaint from the girl’s mother, who is allegedly the suspect’s lover,
and a member of the church.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police said,
“Trouble started when the complainant noticed that her daughter is
pregnant and mounted pressure on her to disclose who is responsible for
“The mother, who could not believe what she heard, reported
to the police, prompting the Divisional Police Officer, Adigbe division,
Onatufeh Omoh, a Superintendent of Police, to detail detectives to
effect the arrest of the randy shepherd.”
He said the victim told the police that the suspect lured
her into his car on the day she marked her birthday and forcefully
disvirgined her, and had subsequently been having sex with her.
Oyeyemi added that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed
Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to Anti- Human
Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation
and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
“The CP also reiterated his earlier warning to parents to
always be watchful of their children in order to prevent them from
becoming victims in the hands of people with devilish intention,”
He said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.