*He impregnated me, housewife confesses
The pastor in charge of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Itura, Iju town, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo state, Matthew Olakunle,
has said nakedness fastens answers to prayers.
"God answers the prayer of naked people faster," he said while responding to the allegation that he was fond of asking women to put off their clothes before praying for them.
A 32-year-old woman, Omotola Akerele, had alleged that Olakunle impregnated her when she was undergoing spiritual healing in his church.
Omotola said she became pregnant after having sex with the pastor and aborted the pregnancy without her husband knowing anything about it.
The woman, a native of Iju, made the allegation on a programme on Adaba FM, Akure.
She said her mother introduced her to the pastor after she could not find a cure for the severe cough she was battling with.
“I had severe cough and my mother took me to Pastor Olakunle Mathew for prayer. After praying for me, he said I needed a shaving stick and a handkerchief to perform a spiritual exercise.
“The pastor told me that he wanted to use my pubic hair to perform some spiritual work that would solve my spiritual problem. On the night of the first day that we got there, he asked me to put off my clothes in the presence of my mother to pray for me.
“After that day, he often asked me to come for deliverance. Whenever I got there, he would ask me to remove my clothes and lie on a bed. While also naked, he would lie on me and start praying for me.
“On the seventh day, he shaved the hair on my private parts and armpits and put the hair in the white handkerchief. After that, we had sexual intercourse. After the intercourse, he asked me to go and bury the hair," she said.
Omotola said her husband eventually was aware of the incident and sent her out of her matrimonial home.
Olakunle, however, denied having sexual intercourse with the woman let alone impregnate her.
But he confessed to having sexual relationship with Omolola's younger sister twice, saying he had also prayed for their mother while naked.
Olakunle, who said the woman's case was a spiritual attack, added that she voluntarily surrendered herself for the spiritual exercise performed on her in the church.
He said: “On the third day of the spiritual programme, I shaved the hair of her private part and touched it with my sexual organ. I told her to be using my organ to rub her private part so that she could discharge.
“After that, I wiped the discharge of her private parts 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 a bush.
"I asked her to call her husband to do it for her. But she refused. That was why I did it for her. I didn’t have sex with her.”
Olakunle said he had been transferred by the C.A.C. to another branch of the church in Ilorin, Kwara State.