Father of two declared missing after leaving home to visit ‘Alfa’ for divination in kogi

Samond Akeji Ogunrinde as been reportedly missing after he left home to visit an Alfa (Islamic cleric) for divination in Kogi State .

According to the information gathered,  it was learnt that the 36 year old man, Ogunrinde, father of two and also a bricklayer, hails from Iwoye-Ketu in Ogun State, but lives in Ekiti State with his wife and children.

According to Daily Trust, Ogunrinde has reportedly visited the alfa named Olaitan Apelu, for divination at Iyara in Ijumu LGA of Kogi State on March 25.

The father of two elder brother, Muideen Ogunrinde, told Daily Trust in Abeokuta that the family had been informed of his arrival at the alfa’s residence on March 25 with the assurance of returning to his base the same day.

He said the family members were shocked when they couldn’t reach the bricklayer on phone for hours, which rolled into days and weeks and he didn’t get back home.

“When we contacted the Alfa to ask about our brother’s whereabouts, but shockingly the Alfa said he didn’t come to his house. The matter was immediately reported to the police at Iyara Divisional Headquarters,” the elder brother said.

According to him, when the police stormed the Alfa in his residence to apprehend him, The Alfa had escape but the operatives arrested his father.

The elder brother said the operatives later found the cleric and arrest him, and found the victim’s mobile phone with him, yet the suspect denied knowing the bricklayer’s whereabouts.

On Sunday , Amos Oghinan, The family’s lawyer, told Daily Trust that the suspect had been transferred to the state headquarters in Lokoja, adding that the suspect remained adamant

Oghinan expressed his worries about the police’s delay in charging the suspect to court.

“Already, the alfa has overstayed his visit in the police custody , any human rights organisation can complain about unlawful and long detention. To avoid this, the police should charge the case to court,” he said.

The family members said they have lost patience with the police investigation, saying the suspect should be made to face the wrath of the law.

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