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Ritual: How pastor, gang members killed, dismembered man in Ogun

The suspects.

‘… the herbalist paid N80,000 as advance payment with the promise to pay the balance of N120,000 on receiving the items’

 

Police have arrested one pastor and two others for abducting and killing a 39-year-old man identified as Adekunle Muyiwa and dismembering his body for ritual purposes in Ogun State.

The Ogun State Police command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who stated that the arrest was done on on Saturday, November 19, 2022, gave the names of the suspects as Idowu Abel, Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi.

He said that they were arrested following a report lodged at Owode Yewa Divisional Headquarters on November 15, 2022 by one Oluwaseyi Adekunle, the elder brother of the victim, who reported that his younger brother left home on November 10, 2022 and hadn’t returned home since then.

”Upon the report, the DPO Owode Yewa division, CSP Mohammed S. Baba, detailed his detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the man.

“In the course of their investigation, it was discovered that Idowu Abel was the person who came to pick the missing man from his house on that fateful day.

 

“Upon the discovery, the said Idowu Abel was traced and arrested,” he told Lidaikeji.

On interrogation, Idowu Abel confessed that the victim, who is his friend, was lured out by him and taken to his second accomplice, Clement Adeniyi”s farm where he was killed and butchered to pieces.

He confessed further that it was one herbalist, who was introduced to him by Pastor Felix Ajadi that requested for human head, heart, two hands, and legs.

He stated further that the herbalist, who is now at large, promised to pay him N200,000 if he gets the listed human parts for him.

He said that the herbalist paid N80,000 as advance payment with the promise to pay the balance of N120,000 on receiving the items.

 

After collecting the advance payment, Idowu Abel went to his bossom friend, Muyiwa Adekunle, and asked him to escort him to somewhere.

Being a long time friend, the victim, who didn’t suspect any foul play, followed him, and he was taken to the farm of Clement Adeniyi where they killed him and dismembered his body.

His head was cut off, the heart was also removed.

The remaining parts were hurriedly buried in a shallow grave in the said farm.” the statement in part read.

 

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Oyeyemi added that the friend’s confession led to the arrest of Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi, while the herbalist, who was simply identified as Abeeb a.k.a Boko, has taken to flight.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.

He also directed that the fleeing herbalist must be hunted and brought to book.

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