In the early hours of Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the Ogun State Police Command arrested a supposed “man of God” who allegedly killed his lover and buried her body inside his church.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, while parading the suspect at the scene of the crime said that the command had earlier gotten a report of a missing person from one Adebola Sahee who stated that his younger sister Mrs. Raliat Sanni, 35, left home since March 21 and is yet to return.
The commissioner said on receiving the report, the police operatives at Ewekoro Division led by SP Oluwarotimi Jeje, the Divisional Police Officer, started investigation.
Ilyasu said after investigation, it was obvious that the pastor was the last person who saw the missing person.
Ilyasu said: “The so called Pastor was promptly arrested and thoroughly interrogated.
“In the course of the investigation, the pastor confessed to killing the victim and burying her inside his church after removing her head and two hands for reasons only known to him and God.
“This is the Height of wickedness that can be meted out to a fellow human being. It will interest you to know that the victim was a secret lover to the pastor who eventually hacked her to death.
“This is another breakthrough resulting from a painstaking technical intelligence investigation aimed at wiping out crime in our society as well as bringing to justice those who are adamant in making crime their business.
“I appeal to the people to always be watchful of those they associate with and always disclose their movements to at least one person close to them no matter how confidential the movement in order to prevent occurrence of this type of dastardly act.”
The Suspect, a teacher at Methodist High School, claimed that he was forced by an accomplice to join his cult group adding that he was not the one that killed the victim, that it was his accomplice that actually killed the woman and went ahead to cut off her head and two hands.
However, the alleged accomplice denied having anything to do with the crime, adding that the last time he saw the pastor was in 2017.