Two prophets of an affiliate of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church were arrested for the brutal murder of a woman and buried her headless body on a church altar in Ewekoro, Ogun state.
The suspects have however given details on how the heinous crime was committed. PoliticsNGR learnt that the victim, identified as Raliat, according to one of the prophets was a member of his church incident.
Tobiloba Ipinse, 37, founder of Holy Garden Christian Evangelical Church, a branch of Cherubim and Seraphim at Elebute area of Ewekoro, and the victim’s lover accused Shopeju Daniel, 42, of Oba Onimajemu, also a Cherubim and Seraphim, at Egbado Junction, Itori, of masterminding the evil act. Tobiloba, however, affirmed that the killing actually took
place in his presence.
In his words:
“I was in my room on that fateful Wednesday when someone came to call me at about 10:00 pm, saying some people were waiting to see me in the church. On getting there, I saw Shopeju with seven other people, including a woman, all in black and red apparel. To my surprise, I saw Raliat Sanni in their midst. Her hands were tied, and she had a mask on her head. Shopeju was holding a knife I knew was not an ordinary one.
“The next that happened was that, they laid her on the ground like a ram and Shopeju slaughtered her. Each of the seven other people collected Raliat’s blood in the calabash they all held. Shopeju then severed her head and palms. I demanded from him what they would do with the remaining body. At that instance, he told me to go back to my room. That was how I left them and went back inside.The following morning, I went into the church and noticed a portion with fresh sand, removed the surface sand and saw the corpse. I then covered it back. Three days after, on Sunday, police men came to arrest me”, Tobiloba
Shopeju, on his own part, said:
“I got to know Tobiloba in December, 2017, when brought to me by one TK, for prayer. Then, I didn’t know him as a prophet until February when he invited me to his church anniversary. Since then, I did not set my eyes on him until I was arrested for allegedly leading some people to his church to commit the said abomination”.
One of the victim’s relative who identified himself as her brother and goes by the name Saheed Adebola spoke out and in his statement, he mentioned that the deceased was the breadwinner of her family
“The late Raliat is survived by aged parents, five biological and three adopted children. As the breadwinner of the family, a beautician by profession, who also sold drinks, she adopted her late sister’s three children. Our mother is 70-years