A House wife in Ondo Mrs. Omotola Akerele has accused her pastor, Mathew Olakunle of having sex with her when she was undergoing spiritual healing in his church thereby getting her pregnant.
The 32-year old woman, while narrating her ordeal in the hands of pastor Olakunle said she got pregnant as a result of having sex with the pastor which she later aborted without the consent of her husband.
She further alleged that Olakunle, who was the head of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Itura in Iju town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, was fond of praying for women in the church without their clothes on.
Mrs. Akerele made the allegation during a programme on Adaba FM Akure, the Ondo State capital on Monday.
She said it was her mother, who is a member of the church, that introduced her to the pastor when she was battling with severe cough.
Mrs. Akerele said, ” I had 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.
“The pastor told me that he wanted to use my hair to perform some spiritual work that would solve my spiritual problem. On 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.
“Since 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 nakedly and be praying for me.
“On the seventh day, he shaved the hair of my private part and my armpit hair and put the hair in the white handkerchief. After that, we had sexual intercourse and after the intercourse, he asked me to go and bury the hair in the handkerchief.”
She further added that a month after the sexual intercourse, she was discovered that she was pregnant and aborted it but her husband later got to know about it and sent her out of the house.
The pastor, Matthew Olakunle, while reacting, admitted praying for the women in the church while naked, saying God answered prayer faster while praying naked.
Olakunle, who said he had been transferred by the C.A.C to another church in Ilorin, Kwara State, explained that Omotola’s case was a spiritual attack and she agreed to undergo the spiritual exercise performed on her in the church.
Pastor Olakunle, however, denied having sexual intercourse with Omotola.
He also denied impregnating her but he confessed to have had sexual relationship with Omotola’s younger sister twice and had prayed for their mother too while in naked state.
He said, ” On the third day of the spiritual programme, I shaved the hair of 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.
“After that, I wiped the discharge of her private part with the white handkerchief and I prayed for her using psalm 24. After 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 didn’t have sex with her.” (TheGlittersonline)