A Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) prophet, Sunday Afolabi, has been accused by his wife, Susan, at an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court of sexually abusing their daughters.
Susan alleged that Afolabi was caught inserting his fingers into the private parts of their female children while sleeping in the midnight.
The woman also accused her husband of doing same for female church members whenever they come for night vigils resulting in members avoiding him.
The prophet had petitioned the court seeking the dissolution of the 21-year-old marriage accusing his wife of masterminding an assassination attempt on his life, fighting him in public, destruction of church property and instigating the children against him.
He alleged that his wife threatens his life and fights him with dangerous weapons whenever a disagreement ensues between them.
But the wife in her response also accused the prophet of smoking Indian hemp, drinking local gin popularly called “ogogoro.”
She said her husband’s behaviour led to the collapse of the church as people call Afolabi “Indian hemp prophet.”
Susan told the court that she had two children, Emmanuel (male) and Ifeoluwa (female) from previous marriage whom she brought to the prophet’s home and later bore him five children.
Giving account on how the prophet was caught in the act, Susan said: “One morning Ifeoluwa who is just 12 years old told me that Sunday came at night to insert his finger into her vagina and I immediately rebuked her and told her to shut her mouth.
“But the eldest, Emmanuel said he disguised as Ifeoluwa and slept at the same position she normally sleeps and also used her cover cloth to cover his body.
“When Sunday came as usual and attempted to insert his finger then discovered the person under the cloth is a boy he left hurriedly.
“One night I also caught him myself; my husband was completely naked and attempted to have sex with one of the female children. He knelt down and was begging me that night that I should not let people outside know what transpired. He even said he didn’t know what came
“People have been saying it that he harassed females during the night vigils in church. This man you are looking likes sex so much. I even attempted to marry more four wives for him which he turned down.
“He also smokes. There was a day he gave Emmanuel Indian hemp to smoke; he even wrapped Indian hemp in the presence of my twins and take local gins. Each time I challenged him he do say he is taking it because of the cold weather.”
President of the court, Mrs Olayinka Akomolede, after listening to both parties, adjourned the matter to 31st of August for judgment.
Source: The Nation
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