The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a prophet in Ota Ogun State, Samuel Babatunde and two others in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts allegedly buried inside a church building.
Samuel Babatunde is said to be the founder of the said Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, on Egan Road, Iyana-Iyesi, Ota. He was arrested alongside with one suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola (32) and a 43-year old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, paraded the 67-year-old on Wednesday in his church at Ota. The police boss explained that another suspect, Haruna Afolabi, an herbalist, was among the suspects who allegedly buried the human parts at the entrance of the church.
The state commissioner of police said operatives at the Police Area Command, Ota on Sunday received reports on Adeola’s alleged criminal conduct and nabbed him. Iliyasu said: “Based on the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to arrest the suspect. At 10:20 a.m. their efforts paid off when Adeola was arrested”.
On interrogation, he confessed to being a serial kidnapper and mentioned a prophet of a white garment church as the receiver of the kidnapped children. “Upon his revelation, he was taken to the prophets church at Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, where Samuel Babatunde; 67years, a pastor in charge of the church and Haruna Afolabi; 42years, a traditional worshiper were arrested.
The floor of the church has been dug as described by the first suspect and suspected human parts were exhumed and brought out. “Iliyasu however, said forensic examination would be done on the exhibits.
While speaking with journalists, Babatunde denied the allegation leveled against him. He, however confessed that a pig was buried alive inside the church, as opposed to human parts.
The cleric further accused Adeola of having psychological problems. But Adeola insisted Babatunde was the receiver of the kidnapped children, saying the cleric paid N50,000 for each of the two children.
The State Commissioner of Police added that all those found culpable would be brought to book, warning criminals to steer clear of the state.
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