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Police Arrest 7 Suspects For Killing Officer, Parades Pastor Over Money Making Rituals


By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

Kogi State Police Command has arrested 7 suspects in connection with death of one Inspector Abdullahi whose rifle was carted away after he was gruesomely murder by the hoodlums.

Just as the Command has paraded fake man of God, Pastor Oluwasegun Otaru of the Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Oziri and two accomplices for allegedly killing one Mercy Moses a commercial sex worker for rituals.

While parading suspects at the Command Headquarters in Lokoja on Monday, the Public Relation Officer, William Aya who represented the  State Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Janga said the police is poised  to rid criminal out of Kogi State.

Janga pointed out that with the combined efforts of operatives of Command and Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad the suspected killer of Police Inspector at Ejule Police station in Ofu Local Government Area of the State.

The Commissioner of Police stated the following suspects  have been apprehended, Ubile Attah, Julius Hassan, Akwu  Audu,Shehu Haliru, Onuche James Amidu Yakabu and Abdul Tijani.

The suspects includes the former Chairman of Vigilance group in area who was said to have been received the rifle from the prime suspect who killed the police officer.

Speaking in an interview with Journalists, one of the suspects, Ubile Atimmediateit was true that he and other killed the police inspector and carted away his rifle to enable them carry out operations.

When asked for the type of operations, he disclosed that he and co -conspirator had kidnapped five persons and demanded ransom and also used the rifle to unsuspecting public.

The Former Chairman of Vigilance group however lamented that he made costly mistake by not reporting to police authority immediate.

He stated that when the group returned the rifle to the police ,stressing that he called a confidant and asked him to keep the rifle till appropriate time to hand it over to return it to the police.

He pointed out that before he knew it his confidant,Abdul Tijani went away with the rifle and began to look for him until he was arrested by the SARS operatives.

Also speaker with journalists, Pastor Olusegun Otaru admitted that he Mercy Moses, a commercial sex worker for money making rituals.

He and other accomplices, Samuel Oluwasegun and Abdulmunini conspired to kill Mercy Moses and promised to give N 700,000 each when they succeeded in the rituals.

The fake clergyman pointed out that he started the money making rituals for some times now, adding that he had exhumed courses twice before killing the victim.

Oturu also told newsmen that poverty led him to committing the heinous crime, saying that he learnt the trade while he was in Abeokuta ,the Ogun State Capital from an old man before he came home to establish his Church .

The Commissioner stated that the police had recovered the head, hand and other parts already used for rituals.


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