A woman, Mrs. Omotola Akerele, has alleged that a pastor, Mathew Olakunle,Olakunle- who was the head of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Itura, in Iju town, in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State- had sex with her when she was undergoing spiritual healing in his church. The 32-year-old woman, who narrated her ordeal on a programme on Adaba FM, Akure, Ondo State, said her mother, who was a member of the church, introduced her to the pastor when she was battling with severe cough.
Omotola said, “I had severe cough and my mother took me to Pastor Olakunle Mathew for prayer. After praying for me, he said I needed a shaving stick and a handkerchief to perform the spiritual exercise, which I took to him. The pastor told me that he wanted to use my pubic hair to perform some spiritual work that would solve my spiritual problem. On the night of the first day that 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.
“After that day, he often asked me to come for deliverance and whenever I got there, he would ask me to remove my clothes and lie on a bed. While also naked, he would lie on me and start praying for me. On the seventh day, he shaved the hair on my private parts and armpits, and put the hair in the white handkerchief. After that, we had sexual intercourse. After the intercourse, he asked me to go and bury the hair in the handkerchief.” Omotola added that a month after the incident, she was pregnant and aborted it. Olakunle, who said he had been transferred by the C.A.C. to another branch of the church in Ilorin, Kwara State, however, denied having sexual intercourse with Omotola.