The police in Ogun State have arrested a pastor, Olusola Akindele and his accomplice, Pastor Ayodele Bamiduro, for allegedly killing a woman, identified as Iya Aanu, for ritual.
The late Iya Aanu, police said, was Akindele’s lover.
The deceased’s head, two hands and intestines were cut and buried at the back of the Lion of Judah Church of Christ at Robiyan Avenue, founded by Pastor Bamiduro.
Parading the suspects, Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu said the offence committed bordered on conspiracy, murder and ritual.
Iliyasu explained that on August 10, a complaint was lodged at Agbado Police Divisional headquarters by district head of Igbore Robiyan in Ifo Local Government Area.
The commissioner said the district head reported that a headless decomposing body of a woman was found in an uncompleted building.
He said the divisional police officer (DPO) in Agbado, Olatunji Omonijo, was ordered to unravel the perpetrators.
“The DPO and his detectives embarked on technical intelligence based investigation which led to the apprehension of the pastor and his accomplice. On interrogation, the pastor, who also claimed to be a prophet in a church, confessed that the deceased was his lover and that they had dated for two years.
“On that fateful day the deceased came to visit him as usual and after they made love, the woman was relaxing when he hit her head with a pestle-like wood.
“He later cut off her head and the two hands before he threw the remains into the uncompleted building behind his residence.
“The severed head and two hands of the victim were buried at the back of Lion of Judah Church of Christ situated at Robiyan Avenue, ” the commissioner said.
Iliyasu described the incident as wickedness at its peak and height of man’s inhumanity to man.
He assured the public that the perpetrators would face the full wrath of the law, saying they would be arraigned in court.
The pastor told reporters the woman was his lover and that he didn’t know what came over him.
He said his relationship with the woman had been on for over two years.