A pastor and his accomplice have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a virgin in Sagamu area of Ogun State.
The pastor, with a white garment church in Sagamu, Kehinde Onayiga, and 55 other suspects were paraded by the Ogun State Police Command at its headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta on Thursday.
The suspects’ offences allegedly range from ritual killing to kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and impersonation.
The pastor alleged that his accomplice, Musiliu Jibril, reportedly lured the victim to Onayiga’s church where she was said to have been murdered.
Jibril told newsmen that it was Onayiga who contracted him to source for a female virgin, who he wanted to use for ritual purpose, in preparing some fetish materials for some Internet fraudsters.
He said, “I was able to lure the girl because she knew me and the mother, too, knew me.
“It was the pastor (Onayiga) that contracted me to help him 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. He promised to pay me N20,000, but I am yet to get the money.”
Onayiga, who was dressed in white garment, and holding two goat horns wrapped in red cloth, denied the allegation, saying, “It is a lie. he did not deliver any girl to me in my church.”
Asked what he used the fetish-looking goat horns wrapped in red cloth for, he responded, “I used them to pray for those that are sick and are brought to my church for healing.”
The teenage girl, Anuoluwapo, was said to have been missing since June 21, 2017 and her whereabouts remains unknown till date.