The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 42- year- old self- proclaimed pastor, Segun Philip, for allegedly killing a final- year Sociology student at Lagos State University, Favour Daley- Oladele, for money ritual.
The clergyman was apprehended alongside Adeeko Owolabi, a 23- year- old youth who is alleged to be the deceased’ s boyfriend and who has been missing. Her parents then reported her missing to the Mowe Police Station.
According to the report, the Divisional Police Officer of Mowe Division, Marvis Jayeola, has dispatched his investigators to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the 22- year- old female, according to Ogun police spokeswoman Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest
The detectives initiated a full- scale technological and forensic investigation into the case, and their efforts were rewarded when the deceased’ s travels were tracked to a white garment church pastored by one Segun Philip in distant Ikoyi- Ile, Osun State.
” When the self- proclaimed pastor arrived at the church, he was quickly apprehended, but he quickly informed the detectives that the girl was brought to him by her lover Adeeko Owolabi, who was still in the neighborhood of the church. ” The claimed boyfriend was quickly tracked down and apprehended.
” According to Mr. Oyeyemi, Adeeko Owolabi confessed to the police that the deceased was his lover and that he brought her to Ikoyi- Ile where he perfected plans with the priest to use her for money- making ritual.
According to the authorities, the boyfriend claimed that while the girl was sleeping, the pastor gave him a pestle, which he used to break the girl’ s head. Mr Owolabi reportedly informed the police that the pastor promptly cut off her neck, ripped up her chest, and withdrew her heart, which he used in crafting a concoction for him and his mother to ingest. Mr. Owolabi’ s mother was also taken into custody.
” When questioned what drove him to such a devilish act, Owolabi clarified that he chose to participate in money ritual because things were not going well financially with his parents, especially his mother, who used to be the family’ s breadwinner; and when he decided to seek assistance from the pastor, he was asked to bring a human being for that intent, and the only person available at the time was his fiance, ” the police spokesman said.
Kenneth Ebrimson, the Commissioner of Police, has ordered that the suspects be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department’ s Homicide Section for proper investigation.
‘He promised that all of the accused will face the full force of the law