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
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.
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.
the incident, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa
Adejobi, said the suspect was still with the police, adding that
investigations are ongoing.