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Monday, 27 August 2018

25-Year Old Lady Died In The Hand Of A Local Priest

A 25-year old lady has died in the hand of a local priest. Idowu Ogunkoya, according to media reports, was drafted to the shrine of a deity, Ayelala, by her father, Temitayo Ogunkoya, where one Lekan Olukolu was the priest in charge.

The late Idowu's sin, according to a press release made available to Newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ogun Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was an alleged possession of witchcraft and required spiritual cleansing.

On arrival at the shrine, the priest reportedly shaved the hair on the victim's head and gave her a liquid substance to drink, all in a bid to deliver her from the alleged witchcraft.

But beyond their expectations, the lady suddenly slumped and died.

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Consequently, one Lucky Oghenetega, Idowu's would-be husband, lodged a complaint with the police at the Ago-Iwoye Police Divisional headquarters, on the strength of which the DPO, CSP Adeola Adedoyin, led a team of detectives to the shrine, situated at Ojuolota area on Ijesha Road, Ago-Iwoye, where the priest was promptly arrested alongside the deceased's father on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), for further investigation.


Iliyasu, however, warned members of the public to desist from primitive and barbaric ways of dealing with matters, especially issues that have to do with human life, saying the Command would not tolerate such archaic life style, capable of terminating innocent people’s lives unnecessarily.

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