The Police in Ogun on Wednesday arrested a 77-year-old pastor, Samuel Babatunde and three other suspects in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts buried inside a church.
He became arrested along with one suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola (32) and a 43-yr old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi.
Babatunde is the founding father of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, Egan street in Iyana-Iyesi region of Ota in Ado-Odo Ota LGA of Ogun.
The state Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the pastor in Ota, told reporters that the discovery accompanied the arrest on Saturday of a suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola.
He said, Adeola, 32, who specialized in kidnapping kids, confessed that the pastor of the white garment church turned into the receiver of the kidnapped children.
The CP added that a 43-year-old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi, become a few of the suspects, who allegedly buried the human components at the entrance of the church.
In step with the police boss, operatives attached to the police location Command in Ota on Sunday obtained intelligence approximately Adeola and arrested him.
Iliyasu said, “On the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to effect the arrest of the suspect.
“At about 10.20 a.m. on Saturday, their efforts paid off when the said Jeremiah Adeola was arrested.
“On interrogation, Adeola confessed being a serial kidnapper and mentioned a prophet of a white garment church as the receiver of the kidnapped children.
“Upon interrogation, Adeola was taken to the house/church of the said prophet at Iyana-Iyesi Ota, where one Prophet Samuel Babatunde, 77 years, the pastor in charge of the church and one Haruna Afolabi, 42 years, a traditional worshiper, were arrested.
“The floor of the church was dug as described by the first suspect and parts suspected strongly to be human parts were dug out,” Iliyasu said.
In a conversations with the with newsmen, the pastor denied the allegation levelled towards him.
Babatunde defined that a pig was buried alive inside the church opposite to claims that human parts have been buried there.
He stated that he completed the act so that it will convey right fortune, prosperity and luxury to his congregation.
Babatunde stated though he met Adeola at a prayer mountain in Ibadan, he by no means had any handling the alleged serial kidnapper, whom he accused of being mentally risky.
however, Adeola insisted that the pastor turned into the receiver of some abducted children.
He said the cleric paid him N50,000 every for the two kids he furnished him. (NAN)