Ogun cleric arrested over abduction of teenager for ritual

Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 36-year-old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu, for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl with intention to use her for ritual.

The state police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Friday said the suspect was arrested on Monday following a report lodged at the Sango Divisional Headquarters by the victim.

He said the victim reported that while she was coming from her work place at 5:30 pm, before the suspect accosted her and reportedly lured the victim into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object.

The PPRO said, “She stated further that on getting to the building, the suspect stripped her naked and used a white handkerchief to rub her private part as well as all over her body. It was a Good Samaritan, who, unknown to the suspect, was watching the incident that came to her rescue as she had become unconscious.

“Upon the report, the DPO Sango Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended. On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had the intention of afflicting the victim with a sickness, which will enable him to extort her parents of huge amount of money having successfully done it to two different persons in the past. Search warrant was executed in his house, and a lot of dangerous criminal charms were recovered from there.”

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the case to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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