A pastor, simply identified as Abimbola has been arrested by the Ogun state police command over his involvement in the death of his friend, 54-year-old Yusuf Kamilu, whose body parts were also removed.
According to Punch report, Kamilu had gone to visit Abimbola who has been his friend for about 15 years on Tuesday, June 10 in a neigbouring area in the state and the following morning, he was found lying unconscious by the roadside with several lacerations on his body and his tongue and eyes missing.
Before leaving home on that fateful day, he had told his wife that his pastor friend said they were both going to an important, but undisclosed place and he failed to return home by evening as he had promised.
The next morning, he was spotted by passersby who rushed to the Ayinla Police Division to report the matter. When the police arrived the scene, they rushed him to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja where he eventually died on Friday, June 13.
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Recounting what happened, his wife, Adijat said, that Tuesday, the pastor had called her husband at about 10am and he told him, he was already leaving the house. He then told his wife he’d be back by 6pm. She called him by 3pm and he answered.
“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,” she said.
Adijat said she called the pastor before leaving the house with the men and he said he would join them in 30 minutes time but he failed to show up and she called him again after seeing her husband half dead, only for him to reply that he had travelled.
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When Kamilu eventually died, the police arrested the pastor. When the police visited the pastor’s residence shortly after his arrest, they found some fetish things like soaps in calabashes and statutes, among others in his compound.
The Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, the suspect was still with the police, though they are only holding him because he was the last person to be with the deceased, adding that investigations are ongoing.