Ogun prophet, accomplice kill girl for ritual
Samuel Awoyinfa , Abeokuta
A self -acclaimed prophet of a white garment church in the Sagamu area of Ogun State , Kehinde Onayiga , has been arrested by the state police command for the alleged killing of a 13 – year -old girl , Anuoluwapo Ajisafe , for ritual purposes .
The suspect was arrested together with an accomplice, Musiliu Jibril , who allegedly lured the victim into Onayiga ’ s church where she was killed .
Onayiga and Jibril were among 56 suspects paraded by the Ogun State Police Command at the command ’s headquarters in Eleweran , Abeokuta , on Thursday , for offences bordering on ritual killing , kidnapping , cultism , armed robbery, impersonation , among others .
Jibril told journalists that it was Onayiga who contracted him to source for a female virgin , adding that she was to be used with some fetish materials for some Internet fraudsters ( Yahoo boys ) .
He said , “I was able to lure the girl because she and her mother trusted me . It was the prophet ( Onayiga ) that contracted me to 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 and he promised to pay me N 20 ,000 . I am yet to get the money.”
Onayiga , who was dressed in his religious regalia while holding two goat horns wrapped in red cloths , denied the allegation . He said , “It is a lie ; he did not deliver any girl to me in my church .”
Onayiga said he trained under an Islamic cleric before leaving to start a white garment church .
Asked what he used the fetish -looking goat horns for , he responded , “ I use them to pray for those brought to my church for healing .”
PUNCH Metro gathered that Anuoluwapo went missing on June 21 , 2017 , and her whereabouts had remained unknown till date .
Another suspect paraded for murder was one Bakare Olalekan , who was alleged to have killed a 16 – year -old girl , Olayinka Adebayo , in the Ijebu area . He was said to have sold her heart to a ritual killer .
Our correspondent gathered that four members of the syndicate were already in police custody , while Olalekan had confessed to selling two human hearts to one of them .
The suspect said he bought one of the human hearts for N10 ,000 from a friend called Oye . Also arrested were a mother , Mulika Alaba , and her 16 – year- old daughter , Olamide Saliu , who allegedly dealt in Indian hemp .
Items recovered from them included a bag of the drug.
Eight suspected vandals, who specialised in vandalisation of telecommunications masts across the state , were also paraded. The police said items stolen from a mast site , belonging to one of the telecommmunications companies in Owode – Egba area of the state , were recovered .
Also , four suspected kidnappers, who operated along Siun – Sagamu interchange and Sapade- Ogere area , were nabbed , while three pump -action guns , seven live cartridges , and four expended cartridges , were reportedly recovered from them .
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police , Ahmed Iliyasu , said in a bid to curtail criminality in the state , the command had deployed tactical and covert operatives to the length and breadth of the state .
He assured that the offensive against criminals in the state would be sustained until their activities were reduced to the barest minimum .
Source: The Punch