Self-acclaimed prophet, Festus James has allegedly raped an eight-month pregnant lady during a private deliverance session.

Ondo State Police Command said Festus James allegedly raped a woman with eight months’ pregnancy under the pretext of performing spiritual deliverance for her, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

The Police stated that the suspect committed the offence at Agbabu community in the Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Spokeswoman, Funmilayo Odunlami disclosed this while parading the suspect at the command headquarters in Akure, the state capital.

Odunlami said, “James from Ibadan in Oyo State went to Agbabu village via Ore, claimed to be a prophet and that the holy spirit directed him to have a three days holy ghost revival in a church in the village.

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“The next day, the prophet claimed to have seen a vision concerning a 22-year-old lady who was eight months pregnant and told her to wait behind after the programme.

“He took the pregnant lady into one of the rooms in the mission house under the guise of delivering her from an evil spirit and had carnal knowledge of her. The suspect confessed to the crime.”

She noted that the suspect would soon be charged to court.

Although James admitted to having sex with the victim, he denied raping her.

He said, “I had sex with her truly, but it was not rape; I did not rape her. I always went there for revival. But honestly, I didn’t know what came over me that caused me to do that. It was the work of the devil.”