If not that the man’s wife called him earlier and he told her he was in Pastor’s house, no one would know:
Nigerian Police operatives attached to Ogun State Police Command have arrested a popular pastor in the state identified as Pastor Abimbola Alonge, for allegedly killing his friend, Yusuf Kamilu, for rituals.
Mr Kamilu’s wife, Adijat, said after her husband was found at a junction lying half-dead the following morning, the pastor lied to them on phone that he traveled.
According to her she said :
“At about 10am when he left the house on Tuesday, Pastor Alonge called him on phone, and my husband replied that he was already about leaving. He promised to come back at about 6pm because I was not feeling alright too, and I was even using drugs.
“By 3pm that same day, I called him on phone again asking whether my ATM card was with him because I needed to withdraw some money. He still answered me cracking a joke, and I heard the voices of about four persons laughing in the background. He said it was my ATM card that he was eating now in pastor’s house. That was the joke, but it made me to know that he was still at that place [Pastor’s house].”
Kamilu allegedly told his wife that his pastor friend said they were both going to an important meeting but did not disclose the place to him.
Mr Kamilu, who hails from Abeokuta and was living on Ade Oshunowo Street, Giwa Junction, Oke Aro, near Agbado, was said to have visited Pastor Alonge on June 10, 2014, but he was later found unconscious and lying at a junction. A resident, Jinadu said he was deeply shocked to see Kamilu, 54, lying stone dead. According to him, the man’s eyes and tongue had been removed.
Investigation by LEADERSHIP revealed that the victim was brutally murdered. The incident was said to have been reported at Ayinla police division. The policemen were said to have rushed the victim to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja, where he died on Friday, June 13.
The pastor, whose church is known as Exodus Anointed Church of Christ, located in Adiyan, Agbado in Ogun State, and Kamilu, a theatre practitioner, had been friends for about 15 years. The pastor is said to have married three wives, but retained only one who gave birth to two children.
Police sources say the Pastor is undergoing serious interrogation.