Friday, 15 April 2016

Man apprehended after attempts to use 17-year-old girlfriend for rituals

A 33 year old man- Chubuike Omigbo is presently undergoing investigations after his 17-year-old girlfriend said she was nearly terminated for money rituals.

The victim, Ruth Alabi, a Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 student, was said to have narrowly escaped being used for money ritual after the boyfriend lured her to one Oladimeji Babatunde Ajala, a 37-year-old herbalist in Olodo area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital before she was rescued by vigilante men. 

The Nation reports that the student who refused to reveal the name of her school in Abuja, said she had gone to spend the Easter holiday with her mother in Ibadan when the incident occurred.

The boyfriend who sold building materials at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan before his arrest, was paraded alongside the herbalist by the Oyo state police command on Friday, April 15. According to Leye Oyebade, the state commissioner of police who spoke with journalists about the incident at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, informed that the pair planned to use the girl for money ritual before the police scuffled their attempts. 

“The victim’s boyfriend, Chibuike, had lured her to the herbalist’s residence at No5, Galilee street, Olodo area of the state for the purpose of the ritual. 

“Luck, however ran out on them when their evil plan was uncovered through their conversation which was overheard by an eavesdropper. The suspects confessed to being fraudsters and that they had defrauded many innocent victims in the past,” the police chief said.

A black Nissan Altima said to be proceeds from illegal business was recovered from the suspects, as well as some criminal charms, one statute in the image of Jesus, two other statutes and broken bottles spread on a mat. 

The teenage girl who was accompanied by her mother during the questioning, revealed that she had been with the man for about four months before the incident occurred. 

She explained that they used to meet in a fast food outlet before going to a hotel where they have fun.

Miss Alabi said: “But the day this incident happened, Easter day, my boyfriend came with two of his friends and he asked me to enter a vehicle which they brought and they took me to a hotel where I was asked what will I drink. I told him that I will take malt drink, but he insisted I should take stout. 

“So, I took a small bottle of stout. At a point, one of his friends said I should come with him into a hotel room and there he told me he wants to have sex with me. I was uncomfortable with that, wondering how could that be. So, I had to lie that I was in my menstrual cycle. 

“After, my boyfriend said I should accompany him to another place, but I told him its already dark, that my mother has been calling my phone and that I will like to return home. He continued to pester me, until he took me to the place, and when we got to a place, he was calling some of his friends and I was afraid because it was already 10pm. That was all I know.”

She reportedly slumped on their way to the herbalist’s house, a situation which attracted vigilante men who were said to have called the police. 

The victim was reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital in an unconscious state, before she was revived; there, a medical examination revealed that the stout the teenager took was laced with drugs. 

The two culprits, however, denied planning to use the girl for any ritual as was speculated.

Source- The Nation

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