A 40-year-old herbalist, Ogundele
Samson who was apprehended for defiling a 17-year-old in Ogun State has
revealed the reason for his actions.
The medicine man stated that
he demanded s3x from her to cover up her confession to stealing N1,000.
Speaking further on the reason
for his actions, the suspect stated that it was the devil’s work.
Recall the victim and eight
other girls had approached the suspect, a resident of Referefu area of
Oja-Odan, for consultation over a missing N1,000 note.
Confirming the incident, the
Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said
that the suspect was arrested after a 14-year-old among the apprentices lodged
a complaint at the Oja-Odan police station that the suspect tried defiling her.
The incident made the state
Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to order the transfer of the suspect to
the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and
In an interview with the
Nigerian Tribune, Samson, said that he began divination six years ago.
He said: “Nine girls who were
hairdressing apprentices came to me to report the theft of N1,000 in the shop
they work in, asking me to check it through Ifa divination.
“I called them in one after
the other after the initial divination process, but they denied stealing the
money except one of them who confessed to it. She said that before this
particular theft, she had been stealing among her colleagues. She pleaded with
me not to expose her.
“I asked her what she wanted
to give me in order to cover up her crime, but she said she didn’t have any
money. That was when I told her I wanted to have s3x with her and also marry
her, and she replied that there was no problem on that.
“She removed her trousers and
underwear herself and laid down of her volition.
“We had only a round of s3x
and she went out while I remained in the room. I didn’t know that she went out
crying, which made her mates to ask her what was wrong. That was how she told
them that I slept with her.
“The following day, I just
came back from a meeting when some boys came for me and took me to our
traditional leader in the community. From there, I was taken to a police
station. But I was not the one who broke her hymen. She had been having s3x
before my relationship with her. It was the devil’s work.”