LASU stu­dent’s killer pas­tor not our mem­ber – C&S

The Punch - - METRO -

Oluwatosin Omo­juyigbe and Daud Olatunji

The Cheru­bim and Seraphim Uni­fi­ca­tion Church of Nige­ria has said the self-styled pas­tor, who al­legedly slaugh­tered a stu­dent of the La­gos State Univer­sity, Segun Philips, is not its mem­ber.

PUNCH Metro had re­ported that the 400-level un­der­grad­u­ate of the Depart­ment of Theatre Arts, LASU, Favour Da­ley-oladele, after a short visit to her par­ents in the Mowe area of Ogun State, de­parted for school on De­cem­ber 8, 2019, but while on her way, she went to see one Owolabi Adeeko, said to be her boyfriend, at an undis­closed lo­ca­tion.

Owolabi al­legedly lured Favour to the Ikoyi-ile area around Apomu and Ikire in Osun State, where he con­nived with his mother and Philips to kill and use the 22-year-old’s body parts for money rit­u­als.

Philips re­port­edly used a knife to slit Favour’s throat, ripped her chest open, re­moved her heart and breasts, and used them to pre­pare a con­coc­tion for Owolabi and his mother to eat.

how­ever, the church in a state­ment by its Chief Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Apos­tle M. O. Adeyemi, stated that there was no record that Philips was as­so­ci­ated with the church or its of­fi­cers in the Ire­wolede/isokan Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Osun State, where he al­legedly com­mit­ted the heinous crime.

Adeyemi stated, “We have con­tacted all our of­fi­cers in the zone and they said they did not know him or his church. Be­sides, our youth fel­low­ship mem­bers went as far as lo­cat­ing his church and came with the reports, in­clud­ing pho­to­graphs, that there was no sign­post or im­print of the C&S in his place of wor­ship.”

Mean­while, Mrs Bola Adeeko, the mother of the 23-yearold, Owolabi has de­nied in­volve­ment in the mur­der.

Bola claimed that she was deceived by her son and Philips that the heart of a goat was uesd to pre­pare a con­coc­tion for her and Owolabi.

She ex­plained that the pas­tor asked her to make a sac­ri­fice by feed­ing many per­sons, un­known to her that he had made a se­cret pact with Owolabi to use a human heart for the con­coc­tion.

She said she gave the pas­tor N210,000 to buy a goat whose meat would be shared with res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity where the church is lo­cated.

She de­nied in­volve­ment in Favour’s killing, de­scrib­ing it as wicked­ness.

Bola stated, “I did not know any­thing about the girl’s killing. I was sur­prised when the po­lice told me that my son had com­mit­ted mur­der.

“I wasn’t aware that the con­coc­tion given to me was made with human parts. I am dev­as­tated. In fact, I have not eaten any­thing since Fri­day, when I was ar­rested.”

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