A Muslim cleric is being made to pay for his allegedly horrific criminal act after he was said to have brutally murdered a 3-year-old boy.

The victim, Chiagozie Okereke was killed with a heavy stone in an uncompleted building at the White Sand area of Isheri-Oshun, Ejigbo, Lagos.

Kazeem Alimson, popularly known as Alfa was said to have paid a 15-year-old boy, Simon Kanu, to lure the victim to the building.

The victim's mother later raised an alarm when she discovered that her baby was missing.

Her neighbours told her they saw Chiagozie with Simon just before the deceased went missing

She reported the case at the Isheri Osun Police Station and Simon was subsequently arrested.

During interrogation, Simon, a primary six pupil said that the Alfa took him and the child to an uncompleted building where the boy was murdered with a heavy stone.
 
“I went to site and I saw how he killed Chigozie,” he said.
 
“He tied him up and was making incantation before hitting him with a stone three times. He said he would kill me if I told anybody. He also showed me his juju knife and that he would use it to kill me if I told anyone.”
 
But the cleric denied the allegation, claiming that he is not a ritualist.

He also denied knowing the victim, noting that he has not spoken to the deceased before.

At this point, the teenager interjected and said, “You are lying. He was giving me sign with his eyes not to talk. I saw you when you were using the stone to hit him until he died.”
 
The Divisional Police Officer of Isheri Osun revealed that the boy’s dead body was found in the suspect’s house after a search was conducted.

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