An Islamic cleric is now on the run after he attempted to use his lover for money rituals.
An Islamic Cleric popularly known as Alfa, Mallam Shehu, has been declared wanted after it emerged that he wanted to use his 20-year-old lover, Busayo Amdalat, for money riruals.
The incident which threw the Mowo 11, a suburb of Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Badagry area in Lagos State, into pandemonium on Tuesday, December 29, was yesterday thrown into pandemonium, after the lady was rescued from sudden death after her throat was slashed and left for death.
According to reports in the Vanguard, the victim, who resides in Ibeju-Lekki, was said to have visited the cleric also known as Alhaji Sambo, to spend the Christmas holidays, not knowing that her lover had a sinister plan for her as he attempted to use her for money ritual.
It was gathered that in the early hours of the fateful day, the cleric had a visitor known as Ifa and they asked the victim to put on a white cloth and when she did, the cleric and his accomplice hit her with an iron rod on her head before going ahead to slash her throat.
It was gathered that when Sambo’s accomplice, Ifa was slashing the victim’s throat, she was able to muster courage by hitting him on the head with a bottle and in the process ran to a nearby street where a carnival was taking place.
Some residents, who saw her drenched in a pool of blood with injuries inflicted on her neck and other parts of her body, quickly rushed her to an undisclosed hospital in the area.
Narrating her ordeal on her hospital bed, the lucky Amadalat said:
“We both had a quarrel before now for close to three weeks. I knew his first wife before she died but the second wife did not want him (Sambo) to marry me but he resolved that he was going to marry me. I even got pregnant for him but he rejected the pregnancy at some point in time.
I went to report him to a Muslim cleric but the cleric said there was nothing he could do to convince my lover to accept the pregnancy. For about two months, I did not call Sambo and because of the issue, I changed my telephone number.
But after sometime, he sent people to apologize to me and I forgave him and he invited me to spend the Christmas with him.
Yesterday, Sambo and a man called Ifa were having a discussion in his house. Before I knew it, he started taking lots of alcohol and when I cautioned him, he refused to listen to me. He even offered me some but I rejected it.
Later that night, he asked me to wrap myself in a white clothing of which I obliged. The man called Ifa wanted to use a cloth to cover my face and in the process, Sambo came in with an iron rod and hit me on the head. I shouted but nobody heard me because it was a bushy area.
Ifa and Sambo attacked me with a knife but I managed to lock myself in a room. I now lied to them I had called one of the neighbours, it was in that process that they left and I managed to escape from the house.”
A resident of the area, identified as Akeem Ajao, who visited the building, said the youths found old bloodstains, clothes and charms.
“The lady ran into the carnival with blood streaming out of her body. One of those at the carnival saw her and came to her rescue. She said a man was in the house trying to slaughter her.
We rushed the girl to a hospital, where she is now receiving treatment. We quickly mobilised and went after him. When we got to his house, we saw blood in parts of the building. There were lots of charms and other fetish substances in his house.
We saw the iron rod and the sharp knife he used on her, but we didn’t meet him in the house. We also quickly mobilized and went to his second house at MTN Bus Stop, but he was nowhere to be found, he said.
We did not know that the alfa used the house to do evil works. The girl’s clothes were bloodstained. The police have also come to the area this morning.
It was the boys holding the carnival who noticed the girl. The girl’s neck was cut . Nobody knows the family of the girl involved. The man has run away from the area.”