An Ogun State Chief Magistrate’s Court, southwest Nigeria, has ordered that a prophet, Elijah Olufemi Soneye, be remanded in prison for allegedly torturing his 17-year-old daughter. He allegedly sucked her breasts and ordered her to hold his penis under threat.
The 53-year-old prophet of New Word Covenant Embassy, Cherubim & Seraphim Church, Ijoko, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, was arraigned before the Ota magistrate’s court on a two-count charge of torture and assault.
The charge reads: “that you Elijah Oluwafemi Soneye, on 14 October 2011, at about 3 p.m. at New Word Covenant Embassy, Oshodi Chamber, Ijoko, unlawfully tortured your 17-year-old daughter by tying her with a cow rope and caning her till she had bruises all over her body, and also assaulting her by sucking her breasts and ordering her to hold your manhood under threat until you ejaculated, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 360 of the Criminal Code.”
The accused pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistate, Alhaji A. Adenariwo granted him bail in the sum of N120,000 with two sureties.
The case was adjourned till 17 November 2011.
Meanwhile, mother of the victim, Mrs Soneye, told P.M.NEWS outside the court that she had been separated from her husband for the past 15 years because he was maltreating her.
She said she narrowly escaped being killed when he allegedly held her by the neck for some minutes until she started urinating on herself.
She stated that her son Michael Soneye and the victim told her that they wanted to go and live with their father because she did not have enough money to take proper care of them, and she obliged.
According to her, after four months, the victim came and told her that the father wanted to make love to her and she ran away from him.
She said on 15 October, her friend called to say that her daughter was in her house. She rushed home and when she saw her daughter , the girl’s body was swollen and there were bruises all over her body.
Mrs. Soneye said her daughter told her that their father was making love to her.
She was taken to a hospital where she is currently receiving treatment.
The doctor also confirmed that the girl has been deflowered.
The girl reportedly stated that her father told her he is the only one that can make love to her and she should never allow any other person to make love to her.