The police in Lagos have arrested a certain cleric, Kazeem Alimson, popularly known as Alfa, for allegedly killing a three-year-old boy, Chiagozie Okereke at the White Sand area of Isheri-Oshun, Ejigbo, Lagos.
A 15-year-old boy, Simon Kanu, confessed that he was paid N500 by the said Alimson to lure the baby to the cleric. Simon said the baby was killed with a heavy stone in his presence.
Speaking with newsmen, the deceased’s mother explained that her baby went missing around 7pm on Tuesday after she brought him out for his evening bath.
She said, “When I finished bathing the younger one, I went inside to get the wrapper to strap him to enable me bath the other child. But on getting outside, I didn’t see my baby again. The sister said he went into my neighbour’s house but I didn’t see him there and when I asked, they said he went out with Simon.
“I called my son’s name but there was no response. Later, we saw Simon that night, I asked him about the whereabouts of my son, he said he did not see him.
It was gathered that the Isheri Osun Divisional Police Officer, Emeodi Camilus, who got a tip-off, rushed to the scene and arrested the two suspects.