A 36-year-old cleric, Amodu Jamiu, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl for ritual.
A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command said the self-acclaimed cleric was arrested following a report lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the victim.
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.
This corroborated the victim’s statement that while she was coming from her work place at about 5:30 pm, she was accosted by the suspect who lured her into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object.
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 whole 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.
Search warrant was executed in his house, and a lot of dangerous criminal charms were recovered from there, he said.
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The police spokesperson added that the state commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.