In Nigeria – A woman, Mrs. Omotola Akerele, has in Ondo alleged that her pastor, Mathew Olakunle, had sex with her when she was undergoing spiritual healing in his church, saying the sexual activity later resulted in pregnancy.
The pastor is the head of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Itura in Iju town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, was allegedly fond of praying for women in the church without their clothes on.
The 32-year-old woman, while speaking on a program on Adaba FM Akure, the Ondo State, said it was her mother, who is a member of the church that introduced her to the pastor when she was battling with a severe cough.
Omotola, an indigene of the town narrated that as a result of the sex she had with the pastor, she got pregnant and later aborted the pregnancy without the consent of her husband.
Omotola said, âI had a severe cough and my mother took me to Pastor Olakunle Mathew for prayer in Iju. After praying for me he said I needed a shaving stick and a handkerchief to perform the spiritual exercise which I took to him.â
âThe pastor told me that if he wanted to use my hair to perform some spiritual work that would solve my spiritual problem.â
âOn the night of that first day we got there, he asked me to put off my clothes in the presence of my mother to pray for me in the mission house.â
âSince that day, he has been asking me to come for deliverance and when I got there he would ask me to remove my clothes and lie on the bed. He would lie on me naked and be praying for me.â
âOn the seventh day, he shaved the hair of my private part and my armpit hair and put the hair in the white handkerchief.â
âAfter that, we had sexual intercourse and after the intercourse, he asked me to go and bury the hair in the handkerchief. â
Omotola revealed that her husband later got to know about the pregnancy and sent her out of the house.
The pastor, while admitting to praying for women in the church naked, said God answered prayer faster while praying naked. He explained that Omotolaâs case was a spiritual attack and she agreed to undergo the spiritual exercise performed on her in the church.
Olakunle, who said he had been transferred by the C.A.C to another church in Ilorin, Kwara State, however, denied having sexual intercourse with Omotola.
The pastor also denied impregnating her but he confessed to having had a sexual relationship with Omotolaâs younger sister twice and had prayed for their mother too while being naked.
He said, âOn the third day of the spiritual program, I shaved the hair on her private part and I touched it (her private part) with my penis and I told her to be using my penis to rob the entrance of her private part so that she would discharge.â
âAfter that, I wiped the discharge of her private part with the white handkerchief and I prayed for her using Psalm 24.â
âAfter the exercise, I asked her to go and bury the handkerchief in the bush. I asked her to call her husband to do it for her but she refused, that was why I did it for her but I didnât have sex with her.â