A 17-year old Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 student, Ruth Alabi
narrowly escaped been killed for money ritual when her boy friend lured
her to the herbalist residence at Olodo area of Ibadan before she was
rescued by vigilante men.Ruth Alabi
who claimed that she was an SS2 student at an undisclosed school in
Abuja said she came to spend the Easter holiday with her mother in
Ibadan when the incident occurred.
boy friend, Chubuike Omigbo, 33 who used to sell building materials at
the Iwo Road area of Ibadan was arrested and paraded alongside the
herbalist, Oladimeji Babatunde Ajala, 37 by the state police Command on
The state Commissioner of
Police (CP), Mr Leye Oyebade told journalists that the
suspects had planned to use the girl for money making ritual before the
evil planned was thwarted by the police.
He said ” the victim’s
boyfriend, Chibuike, had lured her to the herbalist’s residence at No5,
Galilee street, Olodo area of the state for the purpose of the ritual. “Luck,
however ran out on them when their evil plan was uncovered through
their conversation which was overheard by an eavesdropper. The suspects
confessed to being fraudsters and that they had defrauded many innocent
victims in the past,” the CP said.
questions from newsmen, the victim, Ruth Alabi who was accompanied by
her mother said she had been going out with her boyfriend in the past
four months until the incident occurred.
According to her, they usually meet in front of Tantalizer before they proceed to hotel where they have fun.
the day this incident happened, Easter day, my boyfriend came with two
of his friends and he asked me to enter a vehicle which they brought and
they took me to a hotel where I was asked what will I drink. I told him
that I will take malt drink, but he insisted I should take stout. So, I
took a small bottle of stout. At a point, one of his friends said I
should come with him into a hotel room and there he told me he wants to
have sex with me. I was uncomfortable with that, wondering how could
that be. So, I had to lie that I was in my menstrual cycle.
my boyfriend said I should accompany him to another place, but I told
him its already dark, that my mother has been calling my phone and that I
will like to return home. He continued to pester me, until he took me
to the place , and when we got to a place, he was calling some of his
friends and I was afraid because it was already 10pm. That was all I
The victim was said to have
slumped on their way to the residence of the herbalist and this
attracted vigilante men who later called the police.
the police came, Ruth Alabi was rushed to a nearby hospital in an
unconscious state, before she was revived.While in the hospital, the
girl said medical examination revealed that the stout she drank was
laced with drugs.
Speaking with journalists, the two suspects denied the plan to use the girl for ritual