A pastor and three other suspects have been arrested in Ogun State by the police in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts buried inside a church in Ota . The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the cleric Wednesday in Ota,said the arrested 77-year-old prophet, Samuel Babatunde, is the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota.
The Police boss who conducted newsmen round the Church premises said the discovery followed the arrest, on Saturday, of a suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola. According to Iliyasu , Adeola, 32, specialised in kidnapping children and had already confessed that the prophet of the white garment church was the receiver of the abducted children.
The Police Commissioner added that a 43-year-old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi, was among the suspects, who allegedly buried the human parts at the entrance of the church. He said ” operatives attached to the police Area Command in Ota on Sunday received technical intelligence about Adeola and eventually apprehended him. “On the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to effect the arrest of the suspect; and at about 10:20am of the date, their efforts paid off when the said Jeremiah Adeola was promptly arrested.