Residents of Oluwalogbon Estate in Osi Ota, Ogun state were thrown into pandemonium on Saturday morning as a nursing mother ran amok after allegedly sleeping with a pastor of a Pentecostal Church.
The pastor was alleged to have attempted to use the woman for rituals.
Witnesses say angry residents besieged the pastor’s house and attempted to lynch him, but he was saved by a Navy patrol team from the Nigerian Navy School of Music School Ota which was close to the area.
The pastor was later handed over to the Onipanu police Station by the Naval personnel from where he was transferred to Sango Otta police station.
A resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity told newsreportersng.com that,
“We are still shocked with what have witnessed since Friday morning. Pastor Oyebode just parked to our area three months ago .He lives in Alhaja Salami Yinusi house. We saw him as a pastor, but had no idea he does the devil bidding.
Another witness narrated how the whole drama started, saying that, “the victim, Iya Ramon ,a nursing mother , left home to buy some food for breakfast, when she was confronted by Prophet Oyebode ,who told her that he had some prophesies for her. Actually we saw her entering his house ,but as pastor, no one suspected that he was evil. Secondly, he stays with his wife. Few minutes that Iya Ramon entered the pastor’s flat , his wife left the house.
“After about 40 minutes ,Iya Ramon rushed out of the house; looking ruffled, but we thought that she had been having prayer session .We were shocked at night when Iya Ramon’s husband raised the alarm that his wife was behaving strangely and after much persuasion, Iya Ramon told him how she was confronted by Pastor Oyebode with some prophecies . She told him further how she was hypnotized by Pastor Oyebode ,who compelled her to have sex with him .She also told him that while making love to her ,some strange things entered into her and she did not know herself again.
” Her husband managed the situation throughout the night ;praying that she may get well ,but the situation became more critical this morning, so the community took the victim to Pastor Oyebode and started pleading with him to undo whatever he did to the woman, but he insisted that he did not do anything to her. The youths got angry and wanted to beat him, but we did not want them to take laws into their hands, so we made a distress call to the Navy patrol team that has been assisting us in the issue of security. The Navy responded to our call and rescued Pastor Oyebode who they handed over to the police.”
Another witness said that at the police station, Oyebode agreed that he made love to the woman and also claimed that they were lovers, a claim which many disputed.
The witness who was identified as Kunle Adekoya said that the woman is still unconscious, “ but we doubt the Pastor’s claim that they were lovers. He just parked to our area and the victim is not a promiscuous type. She is very humble and hardworking. There is more to this than meet the eyes. We are suspecting that he was attempting to use the woman for rituals.
“We are praying had for the victim to regain consciousness .We have not slept since yesterday .I don’t know why the devil used pastor Oyebode to bring pains and sorrow into the lovely family.”
A police officer at Onipanu police station who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not supposed to speak to the press, said the suspect was brought to the station by Navy personnel: ” The victim is still unconscious. Something strange really happened to her . Her husband explained that nothing was wrong when she left the house to buy some food items for breakfast. He told us that his wife told him how Oyebode claimed that he had some prophecies for her family and told her to come to his house for some prayers. He said his wife did not suspect foul play as the pastor lives with his wife .The man is suspecting that the pastor and wife planned the game together as she quickly left the house when the victim came in .We don’t believe in magic, but we are suspecting rituals.
We are investigating to unravel the truth about the matter. The suspect is with the police .Anyway, we have transferred the matter to Sango police station.”