A man suspected to be an accomplice of a fake pastor has said he was contracted to kidnap a virgin girl for ritual purposes.
During a Police parade, an alleged fake pastor of a white garment church in Sagamu, Kehinde Onayiga, and 55 other suspects were paraded by the Ogun State Police Command at its headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta on Thursday.
The suspects’ offences allegedly range from ritual killing to kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and impersonation.
Among the suspects paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, was Onayiga, who is alleged to have a hand in the killing of a 13-year-old girl, Anuoluwapo Ajisafe, for ritual purposes.
He alleged accomplice, Musiliu Jibril, reportedly lured the victim to Onayiga’s church where she was said to have been murdered.
Jibril confessed to journalists that it was Onayiga who contracted him to source for a female virgin, who he wanted to use for ritual purpose, in preparing some fetish materials for some Internet fraudsters.
He said, “I was able to lure the girl because she knew me and the mother, too, knew me.
“It was the pastor (Onayiga) that contracted me to help him get a female virgin for ritual. He told me he wanted to prepare some charms for some Yahoo boys.
“I delivered the girl to him in his church at Sagamu. He promised to pay me N20,000, but I am yet to get the money.”
Onayiga, dressed in white garment, and holding two goat horns wrapped in red cloth, denied the allegation, saying, “It is a lie. he did not deliver any girl to me in my church.”
Onayiga said he trained under an Islamic cleric before branching out to start a white garment church.
Asked what he used the fetish-looking goat horns wrapped in red cloth for, he responded, “I used them to pray for those that are sick and are brought to my church for healing.”
The teenage girl, Anuoluwapo, was said to have been missing since June 21, 2017 and her whereabouts remains unknown till date.
Another suspect paraded for murder/ritual killing was Bakare Olalekan, who was linked to the killing of a 16-year-old girl, Olayinka Adebayo, in Ijebu area, and reportedly sold her heart to ritualists.
Iliyasu said four members of the syndicate were already in police net, while the suspect (Olalekan), had confessed to selling two human hearts to one of them.
He said he bought one of the human hearts for N10,000 from a friend called Oye.
Also nabbed were a mother, Mulika Alaba and her 16-year-old daughter, Olamide Saliu, who allegedly dealt in Indian hemp.
A bag of Indian hemp was allegedly recovered from them.
Iliyasu said in a bid to curb criminality in the state, the command had deployed tactical and covert operatives from the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Police Mobile Force, conventional policemen, intelligence unit and Anti-Kidnapping/ Cultism to the length and breadth of the state. (PUNCH)