Kwara Pastor arraigned for allegedly decapitating man for money ritual
Charles Nwoke, Ilorin, Nigeria
March 26, 2021
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An Ilorin-based pastor, Abdurasak Al-Sulati, popularly called Kewulere, has been charged for allegedly killing and beheading one Sumo Usman.
He was arraigned at an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to Sections 97 and 221 of Penal Code Law.
In the Police First Information Report, the defendant allegedly conspired with Sheidu Mumini, Isiaka Dauda, and Suleiman Usman to commit murder.
The culprits were said to have cut off Usman’s head and hands for a money ritual.
The prosecuting counsel, Issa Abubakar, said the investigation is ongoing and requested the remand of Kewulere in custody.
The police officer told the court that the offenses against the accused are not ordinarily bailable.
The defense counsel, Adam Abdulrahman, insisted that the allegations were yet to be substantiated with facts.
Magistrate Afusat Alege ruled that the defendant be kept in Oke-Kura Correctional Centre, Ilorin, and adjourned until March 29.