…I buried live pig not human – Suspect
There was shock yesterday as a 77-year-old founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota, Ogun state, Prophet Samuel Babatunde, was arrested over alleged discovery of human parts buried in the Church.
State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspect at the crime scene yesterday, in Sango Ota, explained that the discovery followed the arrest of a suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola.
The CP said Adeola, 32, specialised in kidnapping children and had already confessed that the pastor of the white garment church was the receiver of the abducted children.
The police boss added that a 43-year-old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi, was among the suspects, who allegedly buried the human parts at the entrance of the Church.
According to him, operatives attached to the Police Area Command in Sango Ota, on Sunday, received technical intelligence about Adeola and eventually apprehended him.
“On the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to effect the arrest of the suspect and at about 10:20am, their efforts paid-off when the said Adeola was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed 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 home and church of the said prophet at Iyana-Iyesi Ota, where one Prophet Samuel Babatunde, 67 a pastor in charge of the church and one Haruna Afolabi, 42, a traditional worshiper, were arrested.
“The floor of the church was dug as described by the first suspect, and body parts suspected to be that of human beings, were dug out there in.”
Iliyasu said the police command would conduct forensic investigation into the case and assured that all those found guilty of the crime would be brought to justice.
Babatunde explained that he carried out the act in order “to bring good fortune, prosperity and comfort to the congregation of the church.”