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Pastor, two others arrested for allegedly killing sex worker for ritual

A pastor in Ozuri, Adavi LGA in Kogi State, Mr Oluwasegun Otaru has been arrested for allegedly killing one sex worker from a popular hotel called “Hollywood,” for ritual purposes.

The Pastor of the Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Ozuri, in Adavi LGA of Kogi State was arrested in connection with the killing of a sex hawker.

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The pastor was apprehended alongside his accomplices, Mike And Stephen, who claimed to be his boys and church members, in the early hours of yesterday.

Samuel Oluwasegun of Uruvucheba, Adavi and another Abdulmumini Yakubu went to Hollywood Brotel, Okene, a popular hangout for commercial sex workers to get a sex worker for hangout.

The two men approached a sex worker at the Brothel, Mercy Moses, for negotiations after which she was seen being taken away by the men on a motorcycle.

When after two days she did not return, the brothel manager, Mohammed reported at a nearby Police Station at Adavi from where the case was transferred to the State CID, Lokoja.

The two suspects, including Oluwasegun Samuel were arrested but they denied knowledge of the sex whereabouts. However, following diligent interrogation by the Homicide Detectives of the State CID, theyopened 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 of Kogi State to bring a female for use for ritual purposes promising them #700,000.00.

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

The police in a well scripted move was able to track and arrest Pastor Otaru who had since the arrest of his accomplices, fled the neighborhood.

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

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