The suspect confessed he had sex with the lady, adding that he and the woman fell in love with each other, while the sex was by mutual consent. He also noted that the victim had given birth to a baby girl for him.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmus, said Elegbeleye would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded on the matter.
“The suspect had been in the Kirikiri Prison on remand bordering on a similar offence. It was when he came out that we arrested him for this case. He took advantage of the lady’s problems to have sex with her and she became pregnant and had a girl for him.
“The girl is with the victim’s family. We are investigating the native doctor for a case of conspiracy, stealing and sexual harassment,” the source stated.
The Punch reports that the victim was taken to Elegbeleye in November 2014, to seek spiritual help on issues bordering on late marriage and spiritual husband.
It was learnt that Elegbeleye, who had his centre at Olude bus stop in the Ipaja area, however, took advantage of the situation to impregnate her, as well as dupe the family.
According to the victim, she met the native doctor at a bus stop on an evening in November 2014, adding that he allegedly hypnotised her into having an affair with him.
“I met him as a cab driver at the Iyana Ipaja Roundabout. We never knew that the man was a fraudster and was into occultism. He first became friendly with my mother.
“After that, one thing led to another until he sexually assaulted me and defrauded my mother,” the victim added.
Meanwhile, the suspect alleged that there was no truth in the victim’s claims, adding that after she gave birth to a child for him, he rented a two-bedroomed apartment for her.
Elegbeleye said, “It is true that I am a native doctor and I treated her for ulcer and spiritual problems. She had a spiritual husband. She was having ‘promise and fail offer’ from men. So, we started befriending each other and in the process, she got pregnant for me.
“The woman now brought policemen to my house to arrest me. She has a girl for me. I did not use force to sleep with her.
“Can you hypnotise a woman who does not love you? It is not possible. She loved me. Her family wants to take all my property. That is why they are lying against me. Where did they get the N7m they are claiming? Are they rich?,” the suspect noted.