Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 65-year-old pastor, Festus Adebayo, for allegedly using a 20-year-old lady, Miss Oluwasemilore Iluyomade, for rituals in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government area of the state.
Adebayo was arrested alongside Gbemisola Olufusi, 24-year-old boyfriend of the lady, who is the daughter of an apostle, Festus Iluyomade.
Olufusi was said to had conspired with the pastor after which he collected the menstrual pad of his girlfriend with the intention of using it for money rituals.
It was gathered that the victim became sick after months of the alleged ritual, raising the suspicion of her family, who later 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 had been taken 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,” he told NAN.
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 had been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, for further investigation.
Meanwhile, a pastor has narrated how he killed a 25-year-old housewife for money rituals, four months after they met on Facebook.