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Islamic cleric accused of killing 62-year-old woman

17 November 2014, 19:25

Lagos - An Islamic cleric, Isiaka Akanbi, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing a 62-year-old woman, Raliatu Kareem, Punch reports.

The victim, who lived on Ope-Ewe Street, Agbado Ijaiye, Lagos, was said to have visited the cleric's place after visiting her elder sister, Risikatu Raheem, whose daughter put to bed in the Olodi Apapa area.

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The family members became suspicious when Raliatu did not return home and after reporting the matter to police, the police arrested the cleric, who later confessed that the victim died in her place but he was not responsible for her death.

The suspect added that when he realised the woman was dead, he buried her personal effects to erase any trace of her in his house.

He also told the police that he took the corpse to Marine Bridge and abandon it there.

Read more at Punch

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