Monday, 30 June 2014

Pastor arrested after allegedly murdering friend for rituals

Abubakar_IGP_Nigeria A Pastor, simply identified as Abimbola has been arrested by the Ogun state Police Command, for allegedly murdering a 54-year-old man, Yusuf Kamilu.
Kamilu, a theatre practitioner was found dead by the roadside after paying a visit to Pastor Abimbola – his eyes and tongue were removed.
According to Punch, Kamilu who had several lacerations on his body after been found dead, had told his wife on Tuesday morning that he was going to see his Pastor friend, because they had a very urgent meeting at an undisclosed place.
When he however failed to return home by evening as he had promised, his wife, Adijat, raised the alarm. She called the Pastor, only to be told that he was out of town.
In her statement to the police, she said “At about 10am when he left the house on Tuesday, Abimbola called him on phone, and my husband replied that he was already about leaving. He promised to come back at about 6pm.
“By 3pm that same day, I called him on phone again. He still answered me and I heard the voices of about four persons laughing in the background. He made me to know that he was still at the pastor’s place.
“Then in the evening, when he did not return as he promised, I called his phone at about 10pm, but his line was switched off. The following morning, at about 6am, two men came to our house to call me that they saw my husband at the junction. Even before leaving the house, I called the pastor’s number, and he said he would be with us in 30 minutes time, but he did not show up. Later, after I had seen Kamilu’s body, and we had rushed him to the hospital, we called him again and he said he had travelled.”

The following day, the pastor was arrested by policemen from the Ayinla Police Division.
Fuelling suspicions, when Abimbola was being interrogated at the police command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, he was said to have given contradictory answers to the police.
When a search party was sent to his home, some fetish things including black calabashes were allegedly discovered in his compound.
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect was still with the police, adding that investigations are ongoing.

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