A clergyman identified as Festus Adebayo has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly conspiring with another man, Gbemisola Olafusi, to use a girl’s menstrual pad for rituals.
The pastor’s accomplice, Olafusi is said to be a boyfriend to the 20-year-old girl’s vicitim.
Olagusi allegedly collected the victim’s menstrual pad and passed them over to Adebayo for ritual purposes in December 2019.
The sad incident occurred at No. 17 Abayomi Upper Ayeyemi, Ondo town.
Sources say the victim started experiencing unusual discharges from her private parts few months after her menstrual pad was collected.
“This raised the suspicion of the girl’s family and some people around that she might have been used for rituals,” the source stated.
“Following their suspicion, the father of the girl reported the matter at the police station.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said investigation had commenced.
“The father of the victim reported the case in Ondo that he suspected that his daughter was used for rituals by the men,” the PPRO stated.
He said the matter had been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.