Police Arrests Pastor Fireman Over Alleged Ritual Murder Of A Virgin Girl
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Lagos-based Pastor Ofuche Ukoha, otherwise known as Dr. Sign Fireman for alleged murder and conspiracy.
PUNCH Metro had reported that an 18-year-old boy, Ikechukwu Egbo, was arrested by the police for allegedly killing a 12-year-old girl.
The suspect had said he killed the girl, Bose Ogoja, for money ritual after the pastor instructed him to do so.
He had said, “I just finished secondary school and I have been very broke. So, I approached the pastor, Sign Fireman, for money, but he told me that I should strangulate a little girl.
“He explained that while strangulating the girl, she would pass out faeces in the throes of death. The pastor said I should obtain the faeces and bring it to him. He said if I could do this, he would give me ₦100,000.”
It was learnt that the police arrested the pastor at his church late on Tuesday and searched his house on Wednesday.
Our correspondent, who visited the SCID on Wednesday, learnt that many church members had elected to give the pastor free legal service.
The command spokesperson, DSP Ngozi Braide, said on Wednasday that the pastor was with the police.”
She added, “We arrested him on Tuesday. He is still aiding police investigation. By next week, we will
come out with our findings.” Fireman’s lawyer, Peter Oboyi, said the police had no evidence against the pastor, adding that his client’s home had been searched on Wednesday and no evidence was found.
“The allegations are frivolous and based on hearsay. If you want to send someone to kill another person, you will send someone that you trust, someone that wouldn’t give your name up easily. How could pastor have done such?”