Recently naked photos of the 80year old Head Prophet of the Cherubim and Seraphim, Idimu District in Alimosho Lagos State, Prophet Timothy Adewoye, went viral alleging that he had sex with a married woman who worshiped in his church. (I’m sure some of you saw the report)
Well, the national body of the Church, the Holy Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church, has spoken out about the case, saying it was all an act of blackmail.
According to one of the leaders in the church, Senior Apostle Abimbola Esuola, the clergyman had gone to the house of the said married woman to pray for her but was setup in the process. She said that 4 men came into the house where he was praying for her and ordered him to take off his clothes after which pictures of him naked were taken. They then decided to use the pictures to extort money from the Prophet.
They first demanded for N10million but was able to get N2million from him after much persuasion. They still continued asking him for money and at a time threatened to kill him if he didn’t provide the money being asked for.
Worried about the developments, the Clergyman spoke to his Secretary about his predicament, who in company of other members of the church proceeded to lay a complain at the Idimu Police station.
The police then did their investigations and apprehended one Sherifat Baalogun who already had a case of extortion with them and Makanjuola Olagunja. Sherifat’s husband who was also found to be an accomplice in the incident, is said to be on the run.
Sherifat and Makanjuola are currently being remanded in police custody after an Ejigbo Magistrate, Mrs M.B Folami, heard their case and ordered for them to be remanded until others involved in the case are produced.