The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three people, including a priest, Felix Ajadi, for the alleged ceremonial killing of Muyiwa, a 39-year-old man, in the state · Adekunle (Muyiwa Adekunle).
Ajadi and two other suspects, Idowu Abel and Clement Adeniyi, reportedly mutilated Adekunle’s body for ritual purposes after the crime and buried the victim’s remains in a shallow grave.
State police public relations officer SP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested following a report from the deceased’s brother, Oluwaseyi Adekunle.
He said: “After receiving the report, Owode-Yewa Police District Police Constable Mohammed Baba (CSP Mohammed Baba) dispatched detailed detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the man.
“During their investigation, it was discovered that Idoub Abel was the one who picked Adekunle from his home.
“Once discovered, the aforementioned Idowu Abel was tracked down and arrested. During interrogation, he confessed that Adekunle, who happened to be his friend, had been lured by him to the farm of his second accomplice, Clement Adenei, at the There he was killed and massacred.”
Oyeyemi said Abel further admitted that an unidentified herbalist was introduced to him by priest Ajadi, who requested a head, heart, two hands and legs.
“He said the herbalist who is now at large promised that he would pay N200,000 if he obtained the listed body parts for him and that the herbalist paid N80,000 as an advance and promised to pay the balance of N120,000 upon receipt. When it comes to items.
“After receiving the advance payment, Idowu Abel went to his friend Muyiwa Adekunle and asked him to escort him somewhere. The victim did not suspect any wrongdoing, he followed him innocently and he was taken to Clement Adeni’s farm, where they killed him, dismembered his body, and hastily buried his remains in a shallow grave on the farm.
“His confession led to the arrest of Clement Adeniyi and priest Felix Ajadi, who were simply identified as Abeeb aka Boko ) herbalists have fled.”
However, Oyeyemi said Police Commissioner Lanre Bankole ordered the suspect to be transferred immediately to the Homicide Unit of the National Criminal Investigation Department for a careful investigation.