Pastor Docked For Alleged Murder In Ondo – Police

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Nigeria Police

A Pentecostal church pastor, Oluwagbami Kayode, founder of a church based in Akure, the Ondo state capital who is aged 53 years old is currently remanded at the Olokuta prison custody following a court order by an Akure Magistrate Court in connection with the mysterious death of one of his church members whom he was alleged to have killed.

The accused person and others at large on June 9,2018 at about 4:00pm at Onyearugbulem road along Akure/Ilesa road were alleged to have conspired together to commit felony to wit murder and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 324 of the criminal code cap 37.vol 1 laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

According to an information filed before the court, the accused was alleged to have led the deceased, one Mrs Olamiposi Akinnadeju, a 35-year-old house wife from Onyearugbulem road to his church, Christ Covenant Revival Apostolic Mission, Igoba, Akure and allegedly strangulated her to death.

By this allegation, he was said to have committed an offence contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319(1) of the criminal code cap 37.vol I laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant Adebayo Mary made an application before the court which was brought pursuant to section 269 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, ACJL 2015 asking the court to remand the accused person in prison custody pending the outcome of the Department of Public Prosecution’s legal advice.

The motion brought by the prosecutor was supported with paragraph 7 of the verifying affidavit deposed to by one sergeant Soji Odeyemi.

Counsel to the accused person, Barrister Rotimi Adabembe told the court that his client was having stomach upset right inside the court room.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel said that the issue was an alleged case of murder which the court lack jurisdiction to prosecute.

She therefore ordered the accused person to be remanded in the prison custody pending the legal advice from the office of DPP.

The case was adjourned till August 6, 2018.

Meanwhile, the father in-law of the deceased who spoke with Crime and Judiciary narrated the ordeal that led to the sudden death of the deceased.

He explained that on the fateful day of June 9, 2018, Olamiposi Akinnadeju who lived with her husband’s family went for a church prayer programme around their house and returned home around 1:30am to 2:00am.

According to the old man, their neighbour who saw her came in thought she slept at home but later discovered that she was not at home and notified her family quickly.

On noticing that the deceased was indeed not at home and nowhere to be found, the father in-law said that he went to Area “B” Divisional Police Station at Oke Aro to lodge a complaint as regards the whereabouts of his daughter in-law.

Upon interrogation by the police when he was arrested, the pastor was said to have confessed that he carried the deceased in his car at Shagari village.

The father-in-law said that the accused person told the police that he observed that the lady was not coherent when he carried her and gave her water to drink so that she could calm down, and then took the deceased to his church about three miles away from where he picked her, calmed her down and gave her anointing oil.

He explained further that the pastor said that she calmed down somewhat after drinking the anointing oil and then slept off. It was sometimes later when the accused person discovered that the deceased was already dead.

However, the police through their investigation later learnt that there was information that the remains of the deceased was found around Isinigbo area along Ado road.

Afterwards, the father-in-law said through the help of the police, they were able to track the phone number of the pastor of the church where the corpse was found.

The old man who looked visibly sick explained further that at first the SIM card of the pastor was not reached.

He stated that after several attempts to put a call through to his line proved abortive, they couldn’t locate him immediately.

The police was later able to track him down and he was arrested and taken to Criminal Investigative Bureau department of the police.

There, Pa Akinnadeju claimed that the pastor made a confessional statement to the police that the deceased died in his church.

“He observed that the lady was not coherent when he carried her and gave her water to drink so that she could calm down, and then took the deceased to his church about three miles away from where he picked her, calmed her down and gave her anointing oil.”

By Agboola Fesobi

A Pentecostal church pastor, Oluwagbami Kayode, founder of a church based in Akure, the Ondo state capital who is aged 53 years old is currently remanded at the Olokuta prison custody following a court order by an Akure Magistrate Court in connection with the mysterious death of one of his church members whom he was alleged to have killed.

The accused person and others at large on June 9,2018 at about 4:00pm at Onyearugbulem road along Akure/Ilesa road were alleged to have conspired together to commit felony to wit murder and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 324 of the criminal code cap 37.vol 1 laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

According to an information filed before the court, the accused was alleged to have led the deceased, one Mrs Olamiposi Akinnadeju, a 35-year-old house wife from Onyearugbulem road to his church, Christ Covenant Revival Apostolic Mission, Igoba, Akure and allegedly strangulated her to death.

By this allegation, he was said to have committed an offence contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319(1) of the criminal code cap 37.vol I laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant Adebayo Mary made an application before the court which was brought pursuant to section 269 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, ACJL 2015 asking the court to remand the accused person in prison custody pending the outcome of the Department of Public Prosecution’s legal advice.

The motion brought by the prosecutor was supported with paragraph 7 of the verifying affidavit deposed to by one sergeant Soji Odeyemi.

Counsel to the accused person, Barrister Rotimi Adabembe told the court that his client was having stomach upset right inside the court room.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel said that the issue was an alleged case of murder which the court lack jurisdiction to prosecute.

She therefore ordered the accused person to be remanded in the prison custody pending the legal advice from the office of DPP.

The case was adjourned till August 6, 2018.

Meanwhile, the father in-law of the deceased who spoke with Crime and Judiciary narrated the ordeal that led to the sudden death of the deceased.

He explained that on the fateful day of June 9, 2018, Olamiposi Akinnadeju who lived with her husband’s family went for a church prayer programme around their house and returned home around 1:30am to 2:00am.

According to the old man, their neighbour who saw her came in thought she slept at home but later discovered that she was not at home and notified her family quickly.

On noticing that the deceased was indeed not at home and nowhere to be found, the father in-law said that he went to Area “B” Divisional Police Station at Oke Aro to lodge a complaint as regards the whereabouts of his daughter in-law.

Upon interrogation by the police when he was arrested, the pastor was said to have confessed that he carried the deceased in his car at Shagari village.

The father-in-law said that the accused person told the police that he observed that the lady was not coherent when he carried her and gave her water to drink so that she could calm down, and then took the deceased to his church about three miles away from where he picked her, calmed her down and gave her anointing oil.

He explained further that the pastor said that she calmed down somewhat after drinking the anointing oil and then slept off. It was sometimes later when the accused person discovered that the deceased was already dead.

However, the police through their investigation later learnt that there was information that the remains of the deceased was found around Isinigbo area along Ado road.

Afterwards, the father-in-law said through the help of the police, they were able to track the phone number of the pastor of the church where the corpse was found.

The old man who looked visibly sick explained further that at first the SIM card of the pastor was not reached.

He stated that after several attempts to put a call through to his line proved abortive, they couldn’t locate him immediately.

The police was later able to track him down and he was arrested and taken to Criminal Investigative Bureau department of the police.

There, Pa Akinnadeju claimed that the pastor made a confessional statement to the police that the deceased died in his church.

“He observed that the lady was not coherent when he carried her and gave her water to drink so that she could calm down, and then took the deceased to his church about three miles away from where he picked her, calmed her down and gave her anointing oil.”

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