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Cleric arrested for abducting teenage girl for ritual in Ogun State

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 36-year-old self-acclaimed Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu for abducting a 15-year-old girl for ritual.

According to a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday by the police spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the cleric was arrested following a report lodged at Sango Division by the victim, who reported that she was accosted and lured to an uncompleted building after being hypnotised by the suspect while she was returning home from work around 5:30 pm on April 5, 2021.

Oyeyemi said that on getting to the building, the suspect striped the girl naked and used a white handkerchief to rub her private part, as well as all over her body.

The statement read in part: ‘’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.

‘’Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Sango division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended.

The statement added: ‘’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 the huge amount of money having successfully done it to two different persons in the past.

‘’Search warrant was executed in his house, and dangerous charms were recovered from there.’’

Oyeyemi said the suspect will be transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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