A 65-year-old Pastor, Festus Adebayo has been apprehended for his alleged involvement in ritual activities.
The pastor was alleged to have used the menstrual pad of a lady, Miss Oluwasemilore Iluyomade for rituals.
Adebayo was arrested alongside Gbemisola Olufusi, the boyfriend of the lady who is the daughter of an Apostle.
The arrest of the suspected culprit was effected by men of the Ondo State Police Command following complaints from the family of the 20-year-old lady.
According to a family source, the 24-year-old boyfriend had conspired with the pastor after which he collected the menstrual pad of his girlfriend with the intention of using it for rituals.
The source added that the incident happened in December 2019 in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the victim became sick after months of the alleged ritual. raising the suspicion of her family.
Upon their suspicion, the father of the girl filed a complaint at the police station, Enuowa Division in Ondo town.
According to the father of the victim, Apostle Festus Iluyomade, the alleged victim has taken her to the hospital severally with two major operations performed on her.
“When we noticed that some substance was coming out of my daughter’s body, we reported the case to the police after a series of prayers. We have done different operations and we are still carrying out tests.”
Following the complaints, the police started monitoring the pastor and the suspected ‘yahoo-boy’ who had not been in town for several months.
Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro said the case has been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, for further investigation.
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