By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA— The Ogun State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a fake pastor, Ndubuisi Ignatius, and 38 other suspects for allegedly engaging in various criminal activities across the state.
Ignatius was accused of disguising as a spiritual father, held one James Nwosu, living at Agbara in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, hostage and robbed him of N3,190,000.
The Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, while parading the 39 suspected criminals in Abeokuta, disclosed that the fake pastor, who had been a spiritual father to Nwosu’s family for over six months, was arrested February 25 after he allegedly defrauded his client.
Okoye further said that the fake man of God had confessed to the crime he was accused, adding that he would be charged to court after the completion of investigation on the matter.
… another saws off 2-yr-old girl’s fingers
BY CHINYERE ABIAZIEM
Lagos— One Mayo Martins, who claims to be a pastor, was arraigned in a Yaba court for allegedly cutting the fingers of Saidat Faleya, a two year old-girl with a saw.
The girl’s mother said the incident happened when her daughter went to a neighbour’s room when she went to have her bath, and then was alerted about her daughter’s bleeding and dangling fingers.
In the court, Martins said he did not intentionally cut the girl’s fingers, though the police said he initially denied the allegation.
However, he was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with a surety and was instructed to be in court for the next hearing on April 24.
Also, a teenager, one Avoseh Abraham, was docked in a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping an 80 year old woman, Mrs Martha Swotan.