Pastor-in-charge of Holy Gathering Evangelical Church of God, Elijah Oluwatobiloba, has been arrested for allegedly killing his lover and burying her body inside his church in Ogun State.

Residents of Elebute, Wasinnmi community ewekoro area of the state on yesterday trooped out enmass when the commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illyasu led journalists to the uncompleted church located in the inner part of the settlement where the heinous act was committed.

The suspect, upon interrogation, claimed that he carried out the heinous act for reasons known to “him and God”.

The suspect, the police revealed beheaded the victim and severed the two hands with one other accomplice for ritual purposes.

Residents of the community was however shouting that justice must be done.

Parading the suspect at the crime scene, Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the command was able to arrest the suspect and his accomplice, Daniel Sopeju after it received a report of missing person at the divisional headquarters in Ewekoro by one Adebola Saheed who reported that his younger sister, Raliat Sanni left home since March 21 and  was yet to return.

He revealed that the police swung into action to know the last contact of the victim and her whereabout.

The police commissioner said the suspect named another accomplice, Daniel Sopeju. Fielding questions from newsmen, Elijah denied killing his lover, claiming the killing was done by Sopeju.

He said further that Sopeju led seven members of an occultic group to his house with the aim of luring him to become a member.

Elijah who claimed to be a teacher at Methodist High School (Private), Arigbajo, in Ifo, said the group ordered him to submit names of his church members and eventually picked the deceased name.


A resident of Ewekoro, Ahmed Adegboye who spoke urged the government to ensure that justice was giving to family of the late raliat.

The Commissioner  of Police, Ahmed Illyasu, who described the feat from painstaking technical Intelligence Investigation aimed at wiping out crime in  the state also appealed to members of the public on the need to be watchful.

Visibly angry residents ensured the church was raised down as well as his abode.

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