Ondo pastor has been remanded for the murder of a member’s son.
Glamtush reports that an Ondo State Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Akure, the state capital has remanded a pastor, identified as Samuel Alade-Emin, over his alleged involvement in the death of the son of one of his church members.
This online newspaper gathered that the deceased had been declared missing for seven days after which he was found in the pastor’s custody at Alagbado village in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state in August.
The deceased was identified as Olasupo Abiona and his mother was said to be a prominent member of the defendant’s church.
It was also learnt that the deceased died at an undisclosed hospital after consuming a suspected poisonous substance allegedly given to him by the defendant. To this end, the pastor was later arrested by the police and charged to court.
The police prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin, informed the court that the defendant unlawfully detained the deceased, who was the son of one his church elders, in his custody against his wish, depriving him of his liberty.
According to Akintimehin, the defendant allegedly administered a substance suspected to be poison to the deceased which made him vomit blood that led to his death.