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Man of ‘God’, two others in the web for ritual killing in Kogi


This may not be the best of times for the Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Ozuri, in Adavi LGA in Kogi State, as it’s acclaimed Pastor Oluwasegun Otaru has been nabbed for allegedly killing one sex worker at a popular Hotel; Hollywood in Adavi LGA.

The pastor was apprehended alongside other two accomplices, Mr. Mike and Stephen, who claimed to be working for him as church members.
Two suspects, including the pastor were arrested but they all denied knowledge of Mercy’s whereabouts.

However, after diligent interrogation by the Homicide Detectives of the State CID, the two suspects opened up to the gory details of how they were hired by one Pastor Oluwasegun Otaru of The Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Ozuri, in Adavi LGA.


On further quizzing, they confessed that the pastor had sent them to bring a girl for ritual purposes as he promised to pay them N700, 000.00.

The suspects thereafter led the investigators to Uhodo in Ogaminana area of Adavi where the remains of Mercy Moses were dug out from a shallow grave.

The police was able to track and arrest Pastor Otaru who since the arrest of his accomplices fled the neighborhood.

The exhumed remains of the victim were deposited at Okene General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

The Adavi LGA Divisional Police Officer led the Administrator of the Local Government Honorable Joseph Omuya Salami, in the company of some of his political appointees to the scene of the crime where they learnt that the suspect beheaded the victim, and removed other vital organs.

Salami, described the act as the highest level of wickedness, stressing that for a man to brutally kill his fellow man is an abomination.
He said ritual killing is non biblical, unacceptable and should be totally condemned, and anyone that is involved in such act must pay the price by facing the full wrath of the law.

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