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Ritual: Ogun police arrest cleric, two others for killing 39-year-old man

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
23 November 2022   |   2:40 am
Ogun State Police Command has arrested a cleric and two others, who allegedly killed a 39-year-old man, Adekunle Muyiwa and dismembered his body for ritual purposes.

Ogun State Police Command has arrested a cleric and two others, who allegedly killed a 39-year-old man, Adekunle Muyiwa and dismembered his body for ritual purposes.
 

 
The suspects, who were arrested on Saturday, November 19, 2022, are Idowu Abel, Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi.

The suspects

 
They were arrested following a report lodged at Owode Yewa divisional headquarters on November 15, 2022, by the elder brother of the victim, Oluwaseyi Adekunle, who reported that his younger brother left home on November 10, 2022, and didn’t return.
     
Upon the report, the Command said that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Owode Yewa division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Mohammed Baba, detailed his crack detectives to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the man.
       
In the course of their investigation, it was discovered that Idowu Abel was the person who came to pick up the missing man from his house on that fateful day.
       
Upon the discovery, the said Idowu Abel was traced and arrested.
   
On interrogation,  Abel confessed that the victim, who happened to be his bosom friend was lured out by him and taken to his second accomplice, Clement Adeniyi’s farm where he was killed and butchered.
     
He confessed 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 explained further that the said herbalist who is now at large promised to pay him the sum of N200, 000 if he was able to get the listed human parts for him.
 
   
He explained 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 bosom friend Muyiwa Adekunle and asked him to escort him somewhere.
       
Being a long-time friend, the victim, who didn’t suspect any foul play, followed him innocently, 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, while the remaining parts were hurriedly buried in a shallow grave on the said farm.
     
His 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, is on the run.
     
Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.  
   
 He also directed that the fleeing herbalist must be hunted and brought to book.

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