[Ibadan]–The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a self-acclaimed pastor, Alimi Isaiah, who claims to be the founder of the C&S Idapomimo Zion, located at Alagbado, Lagos, with a dry skull, a buffalo horn and charms.
Isaiah was among the 19 suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Abiodun Odude, at Eleyele, Ibadan, on Friday, over armed robbery, breaking and stealing, cultism, and unlawful possession of human skull.
The 55-year old suspect, who was dressed in long white robe was caught around 10:30 pm on Thursday on his way to another branch of the church at Imini, via Ijaiye in Afijio Local Government of of Oyo State.
Asked why he had the human skull and charms in his possession, Alimi Isaiah said: “Some residents of Imini at Ijaiye, Oyo State begged me to help them check incessant robbery attacks in the area, which forced seven villages to be deserted.
“When they came to me, I went to one old man, who advised me to get a human skull and other items that would be buried in the area to keep the robbers away.
“My church is at Alagbado area of Lagos.
“All I wanted to do was just to bury these items,” he explained.
Asked the relationship between his title as a pastor and charms and skull found on him, the suspect who called himself “father of Jesus” said he actually wanted to use the skull and the charms to help his clients.
Items said to have been recovered from the suspects include 12 arms, 106 ammunition, eight vehicles, 14 phones, one human skull and criminal charms.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg