Cleric arrested in Ogun over abduction of 15-year-old girl for money ritual


The long arm of the law has caught up with a 36-year-old cleric identified as Amodu Jamiu for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl (name withheld) to use her for money ritual.

The arrest was confirmed on Saturday by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police spokesperson who said in a statement that the suspect was arrested on Monday following a report lodged at the Sango Divisional Headquarters by the victim.

According to Oyeyemi, the victim said that she was coming from her workplace at 5:30 pm when she was accosted by the suspect who lured her into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object.

The PPRO said, “She stated further that on getting to the building, the suspect stripped her naked and used a white handkerchief to rub her private part as well as all over her body. It was a Good Samaritan, who, unknown to the suspect, was watching the incident that came to her rescue as she had become unconscious.

“Upon the report, the DPO Sango Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended. On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had the intention of afflicting the victim with a sickness, which will enable him to extort her parents of a huge amount of money having successfully done it to two different persons in the past. A search warrant was executed in his house, and a lot of dangerous criminal charms were recovered from there,” Oyeyemi added.


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