The General Overseer and founder of the Royal God’s Commandment Ministry, No 3 Okon Edak Street, off Atamunu, in Calabar South local government area of Cross River State, Rev. Tony Obo and some of his members have been arrested by the Police in Calabar.
The Rev Obo suspected to be a ritualist was arrested along side six of his members on Thursday. When Awijare News visited the Church on Friday, large crowd of people were seen while the Church had been demolished and some of the property set on ablaze.
Consequently, some brave and energetic males in the area were equally seen excavating the ground and bringing out decomposed human parts. An eyewitness told our correspondent that some of the male members alleged to be agents of the Pastor kidnapped a baby and were recognized by the villagers.
“When they were accosted, they took the vigilante members to the church and by the time they got there, the baby was murdered and the parts used for rituals,” an eyewitness who declined given his name said. He alleged that Rev Obo queried those who took the vigilante members to him and said, “Why do you bring these people here, have I not settled and paid you off?”
Another eyewitness who claimed to have known the Pastor very well said, “Rev Obo was arrested alongside some of his agents and members in the Church premises, with items like mystical sticks, pants and dresses, human skulls amongst others with blood stains on most of the items.”
According to an eye witness, “the said pastor grew up in my neighborhood in other words I know him from childhood till now even when he had the plans of starting the Church.”
“Am not his member and can never be. I’m feeling for his dad and step mum because they are highly disappointed and embarrassed which made them ran away from the neighborhood.”
At the time our correspondent left the scene of the incident, over hundred different kinds of human pictures mostly women, personal property including clothes and decomposed human parts were recovered. Large number of people were also seen thronging the area to watch the excavated human parts.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo told our correspondent on phone that seven suspected ritualists were arrested and they are with the Police and interrogation was in progress. She said the suspects will soon be charged to court after investigations.