Five months after she was allegedly abducted from the Murtala Muhammed airport in Ikeja, Lagos State by an Islamic cleric on her return from Dubai, a 24-year-old female returnee was rescued by the police in Ogun State after a tip off.
According to reports, the victim (names withheld) was taken to a rented apartment located at Atan-Ota are of Ogun by the suspect, Olalekan Anifowoshe popularly known as Alfa, were she was held captive and made to have sex severally with the suspect.
The victim was however rescued after her friend who reportedly saw her sometime in May informed the victim’s family and the case was promptly reported at the Onipanu Police Division which led to the arrest of the suspect and the rescue of the victim.
Recounting her story, the victim who informed that she had consulted Alfa in 2013 when she had a spiritual attack before she traveled to Dubai, said she lost her senses after she received a call from the suspect on January 11, 2016, instructing her to come back to Nigeria, which she did.
“Sometime in 2013, I had a dream that a man made love to me. A friend introduced me to him and he gave me a piece of white cloth with Arabic inscriptions to cover my body whenever I wanted to sleep, which I used. Some months later, I traveled to Dubai.
“On January 11, he called me on the telephone to come home. It was like a spell. I packed my things and arrived in Lagos the following day without telling my parents. He picked me at the airport and took me to his apartment in the Aboru area.
“I was running a relatively successful business in Dubai by selling food and on my return, Alfa collected my jewelry valued at N250,000 and a cash sum of about N480,000.
“After some time, he relocated me to Atan-Ota, where he was eventually arrested. He beat me anyhow and slept with me.
“Sometime in May, he took me to a river for a ritual. While he left me to do something inside the bush, I saw someone I knew. The person informed my father that I was already in Nigeria, but in captivity. My father was shocked because he thought I was in Dubai.” The victim said.
While being questioned, Alfa said he was guilty of the allegations tabled against him by his victim and also informed that he is willing to return the money and valuables taken from his victim.
“I am married with three children. The woman and I knew each other in Surulere, where my family members reside. As an Islamic cleric, I help people facing problems with prayers and it works. That was how I got to know Simbiat.
“It is true I cast a spell on her to come back to Nigeria. She was living with me and I slept with her occasionally. I only borrowed the money from her, I will refund it.” Alfa said.
Confirming and also commenting on the incident, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi said; “Case confirmed. The suspect has been charged to court after a thorough investigation.
“The command has no tolerance for such inhuman case and we will always fish out the perpetrators,” he said.” He added.
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