In US Nigerian preacher arrested for allegedly beating, robbing, raping online escorts

The acclaimed preacher, Gabriel Omogbo of Hyattsville, Maryland, is charged with attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, first degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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A Nigerian man who claims to be a preacher, has reportedly been arrested for allegedly beating, robbing and raping escorts in hotels across Washington DC.

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The acclaimed preacher, Gabriel Omogbo of Hyattsville, Maryland, is charged with attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, first degree assault and reckless endangerment.

According to his Facebook page, he preaches at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale and is a former student at Bowie State University.

Omogbo is said to work as a security guard and currently lives at home with his parents.

The police believe that the 33-yr-old used a website named Backpage.com to find female escorts & arranged to meet up with them.

According to WJLA, the first two attacks happened at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Rockville and on both occasions he was accused of raping and stealing from two women he had met online.

A third attack took place at the Radison Hotel in Rockville, where he is accused of threatening a woman with a knife, the goes on to order the woman to take off her clothes before reportedly telling her 'You are going to die today.'

He then beat her, cutting her arms, legs and hands and then steals her iPad, cell phone and $300.

The woman who survived the attack, told police that before he had fled the hotel room, Omogbo offered her a glass of water. 

Omogbo was reportedly 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.

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Omogbo is now being held at Montgomery County Correction Facility on a no bond status and is expected to appear in Court on January 8 and could face life in prison.

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