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Islamic cleric allegedly stones boy to death for rituals in Lagos


The suspect, Alimson with the stone he used to kill the child

• Police prevent suspect from being lynched
• All I need is justice, says victim’s mother

Shock, followed by pandemonium and palpable fear, enveloped residents of White Sand area of Isheri-Oshun in Ejigbo area of Lagos State, following the murder of a three-year-old child, Chiagozie Okereke, by a Muslim cleric, Kazeem Alimson, popularly known as Alfa.

The incident, which was described by security operatives and neighbours in the area as ‘the most bizarre occurrence in the neighbourhood’ has sent shivers down the spines of residents.

One 15-year-old boy, Simon Kanu, confessed to have been paid N500 by the said Alfa in order to lure the baby, adding that the baby was killed with a heavy stone in his presence.

Explaining how the deceased, Chiagozie Okereke, got missing, his distraught mother, Mrs. Chinasa Okereke, said: “Around 7:00p.m. yesterday (Tuesday), I brought my children out to bathe him.

“When I finished bathing the younger one, I went inside to get the wrapper to strap him in order to enable me bathe the other child. But on getting outside, I didn’t see my baby again. The sister said he went into my neighbour’s house but I didn’t see him there and when I asked, they said he went out with Simon.

“I called my son’s name but there was no response. Later, we saw Simon that night, I asked him about the whereabouts of my son, he said he did not see him. Simon took my son, strangled him with his shirt and stoned him to death. He is my third child. I feel hurt. My heart is broken. I need justice.”

The Isheri Osun Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Emeodi Camilus, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), who got a tip-off, rushed to the scene and arrested the two suspects.

During interrogation, Simon confessed that he was given N500 to lure the missing child to where the Alfa was waiting for him. He disclosed that the Alfa took him and the child to an uncompleted building where the boy was murdered with a heavy stone.

According to the primary six pupil, “I went to site and I saw how he killed Chigozie. He tied him up and was making incantation before hitting him with a stone three times. He said he would kill me if I told anybody. He also showed me his juju knife and that he would use it to kill me if I told anyone.”

However, on his part, the cleric denied the allegation, claiming that he is not a ritualist but a cult member.He said: “I was in my house sleeping when I heard people shouting. When I came out, I saw some policemen and when I asked, I was told that they saw a dead child. I went back inside, and 30 minutes later, the police came back and arrested me. I don’t know the boy and I have never spoken to him.”

At this point, the teenager interjected and said, “You are lying. He was giving me sign with his eyes not to talk. I saw you when you were using the stone to hit him until he died.”

When The Guardian visited the scene, hundreds of residents besieged Akogun Street, giving different versions of what happened. But for the police intervention, the angry residents would have summarily executed the Alfa in another incidence of jungle justice.

At the scene was the Divisional Police Officer of Isheri Oshun, who was on ground to pacify the crowd from taking laws into their own hands.He told The Guardian: “When the police became involved, I directed that all the persons involved be arrested, including the boy. It was after he was picked up that he confessed.

“He led us to the Alfa and we arrested him. We searched his house and the environs. We found the boy dead in the uncompleted building. He said they tied his hand and leg with red clothes and while muttering incantations, stoned the deceased three times before he died.”

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  • Allison Freed

    what is wrong with these muslim savages

    • WeeFree

      Did you notice the savage was assisted by a person named “Simon Kanu” who brought the bot to him? Condemn the criminals and leave religion out of it.

      • contact officemanager

        Yeah Islam’s definitely not a religion.

      • mobuyus

        Why are so many rapists murderers and child abusers attracted to what you call a”religion”? The “savage” is an islamic cleric or imam. What is it with islam that attracts this human garbage?

        • stubb

          Islam is the only religion that allows you to wallow in absolute depravity and act out your lowest impulses while still being loved by God. Muslims get to have their cake and eat it too: they can commit the most obscene and violent crimes, while enjoying the feeling of holiness and community approval that is one of the main attractions of real religions.

      • Peter Elliot B.

        precisely, there is a tremendous anti Muslim hysteria sweeping the media– any outrage committed by any Muslim even against other innocent Muslims is given headlines and it matters not if the perpetrator is a outstanding nut case like this one.

        • stubb

          Funny how the number of nut cases is so very much higher in Islam than in any other religion. Starting with its founder, a thief and rapist who owned slaves and committed mass murder, and is, not coincidentally, regarded as “the perfect man” whom all male muslims are required to emulate as closely as possible.

          And people wonder why muslims in European countries are 300-500% (google it yourself, I’m not doing your homework for you) more likely to commit violent crimes than native Europeans.

          • Peter Elliot B.

            The reason why there are more nut cases in Islam is because more of its adherents are completely lacking in education– more than any other major religion. My point is not to defend Islam but to call attention to the fact that we are being whipped up into an anti-Islam frenzy. Why is Europe being invaded by Muslim immigrants? Because it suits a purpose, that purpose being to force conflict between low class Muslims and middle class Europeans. The resulting antipathy will facilitate the next step which is undoubtedly more invasions with lots of bombings and missiles laying waste to Muslim territories especially those with oil below and those that dare object to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

        • mobuyus

          So muslim on muslim violence is nothing to get upset about? Should the deaths of innocent muslims at the hand of islam be ignored? There is an ant-islam groundswell quickly becoming a tsunami that islam well deserves. The best way to protect muslims is to take their islam away from them.

          • Peter Elliot B.

            That is called “foreign entanglements” and they have not worked out very well so far, have they? Moreover when there are no economic or political interests the UN could not care less. They sat idly whilst the Hutus slaughtered Tutsis. I would say just leave Muslims alone in their dreadful ignorance but the elites cannot do that. They have to effect “regime change” to supposedly eliminate tyrants and restore democracy but this tremendous hypocrisy merely covers for economic interests– or land grabbing for the Greater Israel Project.

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    • ratnn

      They decended from Abraham,

  • VLParker

    There are no words.

  • 1ST CAV MEDIC 69 ✔Trump Train

    Does anyone still think Muslims, mainly a-rabs, are human? They must be a separate species from who knows where.

  • Truthhurts

    Has got to be that damn inbreeding.

    • stubb

      Fact: Due to their custom of first cousin marriage, British pakistanis suffer 10 times the incidence of genetic and neurological birth defects as is found in the general population.

  • Abbot

    Future europeans

  • Foong Mun Loh

    what a great shame………….if every Mooselimp were to do this to their kids…………what a boon to the world it’ll be…….

  • sid-chrome

    Anyone that thinks that peace is a Muslim creed really should read the Koran:
    Quran 2:216 Fighting is obligatory for you as much as you dislike it, but you may hate a thing although it is good for you, and like a thing although it is bad for you.
    Quran 4:74 Fight for the cause of Allah, whoever fights for the cause of Allah whether he dies or triumphs on him we shall bestow a rich recompense.
    Quran 4:89 They wish that you reject Islam as they have rejected Islam, so that you all become equal with one another. So take no friendship from them till they emigrate in the way of Allah. But if they turn back from Islam take them and kill them where ever you find them, and take neither friendship nor help from them.
    Quran 5:31 Believers take neither Jews nor Christians as your friends.
    Quran 5:38 As for the thief male and female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent (punishment) from Allah.
    Quran 5:56 Believers do not seek the friendship of infidels and those that were given the book before you.(The Bible)
    Quran 8:12 Allah has revealed his will to the angels saying I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels, strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. That was because they defied Allah and his apostle. He that defies Allah and his apostle shall be sternly punished.
    Quran 9:23 Believers do not befriend your fathers or your brothers if they choose unbelief in preference to faith.
    Quran 9:73 Prophet make war on the infidels and deal rigorously with them.
    Quran 9:123 Believers make war on the infidels who dwell around you, and deal firmly with them.
    Quran 47:4 When you meet the infidels in the battlefield strike off their heads.
    Quran 33:61 Cursed where ever they are found, the infidels will be seized and put to death. Such has been the way of Allah with those who have gone before them. And you shall find no change in the ways of Allah.

    • stubb

      The fun part that apologists for Islam never tell you is that (1) muslims are required to take every word of the Koran literally at all times and under all conditions; refusing or rejecting any part of the Koran is regarded as apostasy and carries the death penalty, and (2) the violent Medina verses in the Koran nullify the peaceful Mecca verses by a principle of islamic law called “abrogation.”

      There is no such thing as “moderate” Islam. The only difference between peaceful muslims and jihadi terrorists is the degree to which they are faithful to the Koran, Hadith, and Sunnah. Currently, ISIS practices the purest and most genuine form of Islam on earth.

      • Peter Elliot B.

        ISIS was created and directed by the USA, UK and Israel as attack dogs, so please tell us about pure and genuine Islam. Of course their pet canines tend to break their leashes on occasion but that is karma….

    • Peter Elliot B.

      Please include some choice quotes from the Talmud

  • Monsur Kehinde Akinode

    The story isn’t true,,, and moreover dis guy isn’t Alfa,, na Omo onile of isheri osun, his nt d one dat killed d boy, that small boy lied against him

  • Monsur Kehinde Akinode

    All what guardian said about the man is full of lies…. I’m sure he will come out of dis by God grace, never this story

  • Monsur Kehinde Akinode

    They called him Alfa cus of d cloth he was putting on

  • james ha

    i’ll bet the 15 y/o boy did it alone and blamed the convenient scapegoat cleric who said he was sleeping.
    but i wasn’t there and neither were any of yalls so i will reserve judgement. as should yalls.

    • Alan C


  • james ha

    all yalls.
    good timing! see ya.