The self-acclaimed cleric, had canal knowledge of a 21-year-old woman in an uncompleted building while pretending to be prophesying to her.
The suspect allegedly committed the offence on Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abakaliki, in the Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.
Mathias Eze, the police prosecutor, told the court that the offence was punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.
The charge read;
That you, Marvelous Agu, sometime in July, 2019, at No. 5 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abakaliki, within the Abakaliki Magisterial District, did, while pretending to prophesy, unlawfully had canal knowledge of a 21-year-old girl, thereby committing an offence.
E.O. Ekuma, the defence counsel, applied for bail of the defendant, but was denied by the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Nnenna Onuoha, who said the matter was beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
However, Onuoha directed that the accused be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while the case file should be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
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