The Ogun police command has arrested a pastor who allegedly killed his female lover and buried her body inside his church. The brother of the deceased, 35 year old Raliat Sanni, Adebola Saheed, had gone to the police to lodge a complaint after she left the house on March 21st and did not return.
After much investigation by the police, it was discovered that her last contact was with the pastor.
Parading the suspect at the scene of the crime yesterday, the state commissioner of police Ahmed Iliyasu, said the command had received a report of a missing person at the divisional headquarters in Ewekoro.
“The so-called pastor was promptly arrested and thoroughly interrogated. In the course of interrogation, 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,” he said.
Speaking to newsmen, the pastor denied killing the victim, saying it was his accomplice who was a cult member that killed her and later cut off her head and two hands.
The police say the suspects will be arraigned in court soon.