A 36-year-old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl for ritual purposes.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, adding that the self-acclaimed cleric was arrested on Monday following a report lodged at the Sango Divisional Headquarters by the victim.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect lured the victim into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object.
He said: “She stated further that on getting to the building, the suspect stripped her naked and used a white handkerchief to rub her private part as well as all over her body. It was a Good Samaritan, who, unknown to the suspect, was watching the incident that came to her rescue as she had become unconscious.
“Upon the report, the DPO Sango Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, detailed his detectives to go after the suspect. He was subsequently traced and apprehended. On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had the intention of afflicting the victim with a sickness, which will enable him to extort her parents of huge amount of money having successfully done it to two different persons in the past. Search warrant was executed in his house, and a lot of dangerous criminal charms were recovered from there.”