Ritualists’ Church Uncovered In LagosCrime Watch, Featured, Latest News, News Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
A church suspected to be ritualists’ den has been uncovered in Ikorodu area of Lagos, Nigeria as female kidnapper was arrested with two children for rituals.
The burble bust when a woman was caught by residents at Majidun area of Ikorodu with two children inside a ‘Ghana-must go’ bag. She was arrested and handed over to the police as the woman confessed that she needed the two children to be used for sacrifice at the Holy Family Church near the ritualist’s den.
The two children were found tied inside the big bag. They were said to be around four years old each.
The woman, whose name could not be ascertained allegedly told the residents that her blood was being used by the owner of the church for ritual and was asked to bring the two children for replacement.
The pastor of the church by the name Okonkwo was said to have eloped on learning that the woman had been caught and might expose his evil deed.
Residents of the area said that the church holds its services on Tuesdays, adding that members were mostly women.
A 53-year old man, Onwurah Nwankwo, was found inside the den of the ritualists with his hands and legs chained. He narrated his story by saying that his wife led him to ritualist’s den and that he had been held hostage in the place for 11 years.
According to him, “I am from Delta State. I am a trader and I have also worked as a truck driver. My wife handed me over to kidnappers and I was brought here. My hands and legs were chained. People have been made to believe that I was insane. I don’t know where to go from here because I am confused.”
It was gathered that the Holy Family Church was set ablaze by irate mob before the police arrived as they used teargas to disperse the mob.
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