Pastor Who Chained People Has Grave In His Home – Police Declares
BEVERLY HILLS, AUGUST 24, (THEWILL) – The Lagos State Police Command has uncovered shallow graves allegedly used by 70-year-old Prophet, Emmanuel Adeyemi, to bury clients, who died during spiritual cleansing in his Oke-Ira, Ogba home.
THEWILL recalls that Adeyemi was arrested, weekend, by policemen attached to Area 'G' Command, Ogba, following the discovery of 28 chained persons, among them 13 children and 15 adults.
Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni who confirmed the allegation said the place was raided following a tip-off that the suspect traded human parts to ritualists.
He claimed that Adeyemi who was arrested alongside his first wife on Friday , buried some dead persons in the swamps and three others at his residence.
“We got a tip-off that they were people he buried in that compound and he confirmed it during interrogation,” Owoseni revealed.
“Because the area is swampy, the suspect had allegedly buried some people in the swamp and about three others in the house.
“When we asked him of their identities he said it was some of his patients that were brought to his home from the hospital, after they were given up for dead, who finally died in his care and were buried in the swamp.
“When we also queried him on the claims that he used the body parts of the deceased to sell to ritualists, he swore that he was only a traditional healer and not a human parts seller.
“When we got information that a teenager was locked up in a house, the area G Commander invited the suspect, who claimed that his son was known for stealing and so he locked him up in chains to cure him of stealing.
“While we were still on that case, we got another credible tip off that there were other people chained up in that same house. Of course, we carried out a raid and confirmed the allegation to be true.
“But before then, we had contacted the Lagos State Government because we don't have the facility to keep the rescued persons.
“His claims now that he was arrested is that he is a herbalist, but why didn't he tell us that when we first invited him to the station over locking up his stepson? He only told us that he wanted to cure his son of stealing.”
Story by David Oputah