Operatives of the Sagamu police command Ogun state, on Thursday arrested a man, Kehinde Onayiga, for allegedly killing a 13-year-old girl for ritual purposes.
Onayiga was arrested alongside his accomplice, Musiliu Jibril, who allegedly lured the victim into Onayiga’s church where she was killed.
PUNCH reported that the duo were among other suspects paraded by the state police command in Abeokuta for offences bordering on ritual killing, kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery, impersonation, among others.
“I was able to lure the girl because she and her mother trusted me. It was the prophet (Onayiga) that contracted me to get a female virgin for ritual. He told me he wanted to prepare some charms for some Yahoo boys.
“I delivered the girl to him in his church at Sagamu and he promised to pay me N20,000. I am yet to get the money.”
Onayiga, who was dressed in his religious regalia while holding two goat horns wrapped in red cloths, denied the allegation.
“It is a lie; he did not deliver any girl to me in my church.”
Onayiga said he trained under an Islamic cleric before leaving to start a white garment church.
Asked what he used the fetish-looking goat horns for, he responded, “I use them to pray for those brought to my church for healing.”
It was gathered that Anuoluwapo went missing on June 21, 2017, and her whereabouts had remained unknown till date.
By Tony Nwanne