The house of a pastor attached to the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Adebun Area of Ado-Ekiti was set ablaze by angry youths after a missing seven-year-old girl was found dead there.
Reports say that the lifeless body of the girl, identified as Demilade, was found in the pastor’s house on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
The victim had gone missing around 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, after she was sent on an errand to buy pap for her parents and siblings.
When she didn’t return home, her parents raised alarm and some residents started searching for Demilade in the area, all to no avail.
Her parents then reported the incident to the nearest police station.
It later emerged that the girl was allegedly waylaid and butchered by the daughter of the pastor who is said to be mentally deranged. She is alleged to have murdered the teenager after which she ran away on Monday night.
A source told Guardian: “After their effort proved abortive, the incident was reported at the nearby Police Station by the parents and family friends.
“A search party was launched for the girl by her parents and some residents and she was never found before her corpse was found this morning (Dec. 7) at the residence of a Redeem Christian Church Pastor in the neighbourhood.
“So, it was, later on, we heard the Pastor and his wife had gone to the State Police Command to report his mentally ill daughter’s act. I even heard the girl had once matcheted her father’s head.”
After the body of the victim was found, youths armed with petrol and cutlasses stormed the pastor’s house on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and burnt the house.
The suspected killer of the young girl has been apprehended in Ado Ekiti.
She was caught in Adehun area of Ado Ekiti while trying to commit another crime.
Police patrol deployed to the area rescued the suspect from the mob who were trying to kill her.
Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, Mr. Sunday Abutu, stated that the arrest was effected based on the information given by the suspect’s parents. He added that the suspect is in detention at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.