Members of Controversial ‘Church of Bling’ in London Face Allegations of Fraud and Child Rape and Sexual Abuse of Teenage Girls

The church is run by Nigerian pastor Tobi Adegboyega (pictured), 39, who came to Britain in 2005 and until recently lived in a £2.5 million house in Surrey

Members of a controversial church accused of exploiting young people are now facing claims of child rape and the sexual abuse of teenage girls.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that police are examining a dossier of a dozen allegations compiled by Labour MP Steve Reed, who has been contacted by alleged victims of SPAC Nation preachers.

‘There is one allegation of potential rape against an underage girl,’ Mr Reed said. ‘There are also allegations that SPAC Nation pastors are regularly sleeping with girls who, in some cases, are under 16.’

The MP for Croydon North added that the alleged incidents are said to have happened in some of the 15 so-called ‘trap houses’ – safe houses for former gang members – run by the church across London.

Pastors are also facing claims from dozens of ex-worshippers who allege they were forced to take out bank loans and hand over thousands of pounds to fund the church’s lavish spending.

The preachers are known for wearing designer clothes and driving expensive cars including Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis. SPAC Nation has even been nicknamed ‘The Church of Bling’ due to the conspicuous nature of its leaders’ wealth.

SPAC Nation was initially praised for helping gang members to turn their backs on violent crime. However, more recently it has been accused of acting like a cult.

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Source: Daily Mail