Islamic cleric arrested over alleged abduction of 15 year-old girl for ritual purposes

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 36 year old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu for abducting a 15 year old girl and attempted to use the girl for ritual in Sango town in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state.

Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement, explaining that the self-acclaimed cleric, was arrested following a report lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the victim,

The police spokesman said the victim reported that, while she was coming from her working 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.

Penpushing further reports that the statement explained that, the victim stated  that on getting to the building, the suspect striped her naked and used a white handkerchief to rub her private part, as well as all over her body.

The Police Command said, it was a good Samaritan, who, unknown to the suspect, was watching the whole incident that came to her rescue as she has become unconscious, adding that upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer  Sango division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect, who was subsequently traced and apprehended.

‘On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he has 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’, Oyeyemi said

Penpushing also reports that, the police said search warrant was executed in his(suspect) house, where  a lot of dangerous criminal charms were recovered from, adding that  the commissioner of police Edward  Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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