“MY younger brother had always wanted to have money by all means, even through rituals. He is my own younger brother and had always been in haste to have money through any means, but I thank God that he was exposed. He stole my wife’s underwear, and wanted to use it for ritual so that he will have money than me.”
These were the words of Benjamin Ojonugwa, elder brother of a 25-year-old panel beater, Adejoh Ojonugwa, who was paraded by the Ondo State Police Command together with Prophet Olajide Ogunleye, also known as Kokoro-Ayo, of the Celestial Church of Christ, Ibanujemidopin Parish, Uso in Owo Council area of the state for allegedly stealing five pants and underwear belonging to his younger sister and Benjamin’s wife.
The craze to get rich and live big had reportedly pushed Adejoh, from Kogi State, to approach the prophet for money ritual. The main suspect said that after he approached Ogunleye with his request, he was asked to go and look for pants and ladies underwear. “l was given a concoction by the prophet and, from that point, l could not remember what l was doing until l was arrested by police detectives”, he said. “l regained my memory after four days when l remembered visiting the prophet for assistance to get rich.
“I had visited the prophet to pray for me because of my work and how to get rich. After checking my palm, he told me there were ways out but asked me to swallow some concoction and prayed for me but asked me to look for ladies pants and underwear. “But when I got home I didn’t know what I was doing again and l started looking for pants and underwear. I found three of my sister’s pants and l went to my brother’s house where l took two of my sister-in-law’s pants. “Hours later, my sister-in-law raised the alarm that her underwear were missing and I was arrested and taken to the police station.
“Two of the pants belong to my sister-in-law and the three others belong to my younger sister. “When the police arrested me, I was taken to Uso Police Station before they transferred me here (Akure)”. One of the owners of the pants, Grace Ojonugwa, said her brother-in-law stole the underwear from where she spread it to dry in the house. “It was my husband’s younger brother who stole the pants. He was actually trailing me to spread them”,