Ahmed Iliyasu, the State Commissioner of Police, who paraded the cleric on Wednesday in Ota, disclosed that the arrested 77-year-old prophet, Samuel Babatunde, is the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota.
Illiyasu, who conducted newsmen round the church premises said the discovery followed the arrest, on Saturday, of a suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah Adeola.
He said, 32-year-old Adeola specialised in kidnapping children and had already confessed that the prophet of the white garment church was the receiver of the abducted children.
The Police Commissioner added that a 43-year-old herbalist, Haruna Afolabi, was among the suspects, who allegedly buried the human parts at the entrance of the church.
“Operatives attached to the police Area Command in Ota on Sunday received technical intelligence about Adeola and eventually apprehended him”, he said.
“On the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to effect the arrest of the suspect; and at about 10:20am of the date, their efforts paid off when the said Jeremiah Adeola was promptly arrested.
The church founder while speaking with newsmen in Yoruba language said the suspected items were decomposing parts of a pig
He however blamed the devil for the work he said was done to enable his church have peace and also denied receiving kidnapped children.
The suspected kidnapper arrested that led to the arrest of the church founder, Mr. Jerrimaih Ademola while speaking said he was paid fifty thousand naira each for the two children he had kidnapped for the church founder.
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