A 36-year-old self-acclaimed Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu, was on April 5, 2021 arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for abducting a 15-year-old girl allegedly for ritual purposes.
Jamiu, according to the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a report lodged at the Sango Divisional Headquarters by the victim.
The girl told the police that when she was returning from her working place at about 5:30pm, she was accosted by the suspect, who lured her into an uncompleted building after touching her with an object.
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 Good Samaritan, who, unknown to the suspect, was watching the whole incident that came to her rescue as she had become unconscious.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, 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 planned to afflict the victim with a sickness, which would enable him extort huge amount of money from her parents, having successfully done it to two different persons in the past.
According to the police image maker, a search warrant was executed in his house, and a lot of dangerous criminal charms were recovered from there.
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.