A 23-year-old Adeeko Owolabi and his mother has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing a final year Sociology student of the Lagos State University, Favour Daley-Oladele, for money rituals.
According to the reports, Awolabi had lured his girlfriend to one 42yr old acclaimed pastor of a white garment church, Segun Philip who asked him to bring her for money rituals.
The victim was reported to have left home to an unknown destination since December 8, and has not been seen since then. She was subsequently reported missing by her parents at Mowe Police Station.
According to the Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrest on Sunday is based on the report to the Divisional Police Officer of Mowe Division, Marvis Jayeola, who detailed his detectives to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the 22-year-old girl.
“The detectives went into full scale technical and forensic investigation of the case and their efforts paid off when the movement of the deceased was traced to a white garment church in faraway Ikoyi-Ile in Osun State being pastored by one Segun Philip.
“On getting to the church, the self-acclaimed pastor was promptly arrested but he was quick to inform the detectives that the girl was brought to him by her boyfriend Adeeko Owolabi who was still within the vicinity of the church. The said boyfriend was traced and apprehended immediately.”
Premium times quoting the police said the pastor gave Owolabi a pestle he used to smash the head of the girl while she was sleeping. After that, the pastor quickly used a knife to cut off her neck, ripped open her chest and removed her heart which he used in preparing a concoction for him and his mother to eat.
“When asked what pushed him to such devilish act, Owolabi explained that he decided to go into money ritual because things are not going well with his parents economically most especially his mother who used to be the breadwinner of the family; and when he sought for assistance from the pastor, he was asked to bring a human being for that purpose”.