Rasheedat Mufutau, 58, Anifowose Basira, 48, and Abdul-Rahman Afolabi, an infant, were claimed to have been receiving spiritual healing in the church in the Ofatedo neighborhood of the state’s Egbedore local government area.
According to findings, the incident happened on June 28, 2022, at around 6 a.m. Taiwo Olaniyi, 42, the head of a C&S Church and a licensed physician, as well as his wife Kemi, were both detained by police in connection with the incident. According to vanguard.
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Vanguard report that, The Public Relations Officer for Osun Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the occurrence and said that police are currently looking into the circumstances behind the fatalities.
It’s accurate. Around Olofa Grammar School in Ofatedo, three bodies were discovered at the scene of a healing home run by a church. Vanguard report.
The church’s leader and his wife have been detained by police and are helping the investigation, she said.
It was gathered that some residents of the area were alerted to the incident after the nine-month-old Abdul-Rahman cried without stopping, and was rushed out of the church by his mother before he gave up the ghost.
It was further learned that corpses of the deceased were later discovered around 5:40 am on the church premises by some people in the area, who alerted the police.
Giving further insight into the incident, The Spokesperson for the Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the death, saying the pastor in charge of the spiritual healing church and his wife were already in the custody.
Opalola said, “The incident happened on June 28, 2022, at about 5:40 am. It happened behind Olofa Grammar School, Ofatedo. Mr. Taiwo Olaniyi, who is 42 years, head of a C&S Church, and also into trado-medical activities, said to be running a healing home, and his wife, named Kemi, 28 years, are currently in the custody in connection with the deaths.
“One of the deceased persons is Rasheedat Mufutau, 58 years. She was taken there because she was diabetic. Others are Anifowose Basira, 48 years and Abdul-Rahman Afolabi. We learnt they took their bath with a soap while on admission at the healing home.
“The nine-month-old baby was said to be crying without stopping and was rushed out of the church. His cry alerted people to the happenings in the healing home. We are still investigating the matter. Those in the custody have made confessional statements. More people will be arrested.”