Erinmole Adetokumbo: Lagos Pastor Who Beheaded 7-Year-Old And Buried His Head Around Church Altar Remanded In Prison [Photo]
Lagos Pastor Who Beheaded 7-Year-Old And Buried His Head Around Church Altar
Erinmole Adetokumbo, 26, the Lagos pastor who beheaded 7-year-old and buried his head around church altar alongside his accomplice, Adedoyin Oyekanmi, have been remanded. A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ebute-Meta ordered the remand of the two men yesterday.
Adetokunbo and his accomplice had lured Kazeem Rabiu, 7, away from his parents house on Sotunyo Street to the church premises on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odokekere, Ikorodu where they brutally killed him. It’s gathered that the duo beheaded him and buried his head around the church altar while they deposited the body in a canal. However, Adetokunbo who was later apprehended by residents, confessed to the crime while naming Oyekanmi as his accomplice.
The suspects Erinmole Adetokumbo and Adedoyin Oyekanmi, then led the police to the church where the victim’s remains were recovered. This infuriated a mob who destroyed the church and asked the police to release the suspects to them for jungle justice. The suspects were later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
The police arraigned the suspects yesterday at the end of its investigation on three counts of murder. The charges read in part:
“That you, Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo, on June 7, 2017, at about 2pm on Oke-Oniburokun Street, Odokekere, Ikorodu, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit: murder, thereby committing an offence.
“That you, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did kill one Kazeem Rabiu, aged seven, by cutting off his head with a cutlass, thereby committing an offence.
“That you, without lawful justification or excuse, dismembered the remains of one Kazeem Rafiu, aged seven.”
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Maria Dauda, explained that the offences were punishable under sections 233, 223 and 165 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011. The defendants’ pleas were not taken, just as they were not represented by any counsel. Dauda filed an application for their remand in prison, citing Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The judge, Mrs. O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, ordered that the two suspects, Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinmole Adetokunbo, be remanded in custody pending the release of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The matter was adjourned till July 24, 2017.
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Erinmole Adetokumbo: Pastor Who Killed 7-Year-Old Boy, Buried Head On Altar Remanded In Lagos Prison
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