The Lagos State police command has arrested a 45-year-old pastor, Ejiro Ologonla, in Ejigbo, over the alleged disappearance of one Olatunfe Oluwafemi, 29, who was declared missing in February, 2020.
The missing resident of Alapere Ketu was sent on an errand to Ilupeju and he has not returned while his whereabouts have remained unknown.
“The Itel phone of the missing person was electronically analysed by police forensic experts and that led to the arrest of the user of the phone, one Monsurat Gbadegeshin.
In her statement, she said her fiancé, Abiodun Abiola, gave her the phone. During questioning, Abiodun said one Tolu Olurotimi sold the phone to him, thereby leading the operatives to him. .
Tolu Rotimi said he bought the phone from Pastor Ejiro Ologonla,” Elkana said. Pastor Ologonla, during interrogation, said he was at Oniru beach for spiritual cleansing on that fateful day when he met the missing Olatunfe Anthony Oluwafemi. .
He stated that while he was at the beach, the missing person who appeared drunk was climbing a fisherman’s boat. Later, he saw the missing person pulling his clothes, shoes, dropped his phones and jumped into the sea.
He claimed that he informed one Princess Arike Oniru on phone to intimate them of the incident. He also claimed he picked up the victim’s clothes, shoes, and phone and sold the phone to one Tolu Olurotimi for N1,500.
The princess also confirmed that the pastor called her to inform her that somebody jumped into the sea and she advised him to report the incident to the nearest police station.
Police spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, revealed that the clothes and shoes of the missing person were found in possession of the pastor. .
“Circumstantial evidences gathered so far are strongly pointing towards the pastor. He did not just sell the phone belonging to the missing person; he also converted the money he found in the trouser to his own use. There is no record showing that the pastor reported the incident to any police station”.