A Nigerian pastor in Washington DC has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating, robbing and sexually molesting escorts in hotels across Washington DC.
Omogbo’s Facebook page says he preaches at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale and he is a former student at Bowie State University. He also works as a security guard and currently lives at home with his parents.
According to reports, 33-year-old Gabriel Omogbo of Hyattsville, Maryland, has been in the habit of preaching the word of God on Sunday mornings and spending his nights hunting prostitutes in hotels. Omogbo allegedly uses Backpage.com website to source for female escorts who he arranges to meet up with and then attacks them after sexual activities.
According to WJLA, the first two attacks happened at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Rockville and on both occasions he is accused of raping and stealing from the two women he had met online. A third attack took place at the Radisson Hotel in Rockville, in which he is accused of threatening a woman with a knife.
He allegedly ordered the woman to take off her clothes before reportedly telling her ‘You are going to die today.’ He then allegedly beat her, cutting her arms, legs and hands and stole her iPad, cell phone and $300. The woman however survived and reported him to the police, explaining how he offered her a glass of water before fleeing the hotel room.
He was arrested after police traced CCTV footage from the hotels as well as collecting DNA evidence from each of the rooms. CCTV footage showed a man matching Omogbo’s description wearing blue jeans and brown loafers entering and leaving the hotels at the time of the attacks.
He is charged with attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, first degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Omogbo is now being held at Montgomery County Correction Facility on a no bond status. He will next appear in court on January 8 and could face life in prison.