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Celestial church pastor allegedly shoot teenage girl in Ogun

A pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ, Jesu Yan Parish, Olambe intersection Akute, Ogun State, is accused of shooting a young girl with an illegal pistol.

Police detained the pastor, known as Peter Ayodele, for attempted murder and unlawful possession of an arm.

According to report, the culprit, Pastor Peter Ayodele Omope, was apprehended after a distress call was received from one Deji Olaketan.

Olaketan, a driver, was reported to have informed the Ajuwon division police that he, the victim, 18-year-old Kemi Johnson, had driven their employer, a lady, to the airport to catch an aircraft.

They were on their way to return the vehicle to a relative of their employer when they were notified that there was a curfew.

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It was said that the duo had decided to stay till dawn at the suspect’s Celestial Church, where a vigil was ongoing.

“While they were at the entrance of the church, the suspect who happened to be the shepherd in-charge, came out with a pump action rifle and before they could utter any explanation, he shot Kemi Johnson on the leg,” the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Saturday.

Oyeyemi said that the DPO of Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye, had quickly mobilized his men to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

He added that the victim was initially rushed to Ifako Ijaye General Hospital, but she was referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH and finally to the Orthopedics Hospital, Igbobi all in Lagos.

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“The pump action rifle and five live cartridges had been recovered from the suspect,” Oyeyemi stated, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspect should be transferred to the State CIID for discreet investigation.

It was said that the duo had decided to stay till dawn at the suspect’s Celestial Church, where a vigil was ongoing.

“While they were at the entrance of the church, the suspect who happened to be the shepherd in-charge, came out with a pump action rifle and before they could utter any explanation, he shot Kemi Johnson on the leg,” the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Saturday.

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Oyeyemi said that the DPO of Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye, had quickly mobilized his men to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

He added that the victim was initially rushed to Ifako Ijaye General Hospital, but she was referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH and finally to the Orthopedics Hospital, Igbobi all in Lagos.

“The pump action rifle and five live cartridges had been recovered from the suspect,” Oyeyemi stated, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspect should be transferred to the State CIID for discreet investigation.



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