23rd February, 2011
A middle age man, Fatai Adekunle, has been arrested for using the clothes of a dead man for rituals.
Fatai, a native of Iwo, Osun State, who resides at No. 8, Olutomo Street, Agbelekale, was alleged to have taken some clothes belonging to late Taye Adeyemi, the Apesin of Ibojunland who died recentlyÂ to a herbalist for ritual purposes.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the lady who exposed the suspect said she sells frozen food and that Fatai Adekunle, being an okada rider comes to takeher home every night after the close of business.She said Fatai, on the said day, brought the clothes and hid them under her table and when she asked him who owned the clothes, he said the clothes belonged to him and that he was taking them to a dry cleaner.
According to the woman, after some days, she started having decline in her sales. Shealso said that the clothesÂ after some days started to emit offensive odour which made her to report her experience to her pastor.
The pastor, according to her, organiseed a seven-day prayer and fasting for her afÂ the of which the pastor asked her to go and search her shop and bring any strange find to him..
According to her, as soon as she got to where the clothes were kept and she brought them out, her heart beat changed. She said she called the pastor who then asked her to come with the clothes which she did. The pastor after examining the clothes and praying on them confirmed that they had been used for a strong spiritual power.
Fatai was promptly arrested by OPC in the area.Â During interrogation, fatai denied using the clothes for rituals even though there were blood stains on the clothes as at the time of his arrest.