The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a 36 – year -old Islamic cleric, Amodu Jamiu, for abducting a 15 -year- old girl and attempted to use the girl for rituals.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested on April 5.
He said the self acclaimed cleric, was arrested following a report lodged at Sango divisional headquarters by the victim.
“She reported that while she was coming from her working place at about 5:30 pm, 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 striped 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 whole incident that came to her rescue as she has 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 has 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 was recovered from there,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution.