Man kills 60-yr-old aunt with iron rod in Ogun over alleged witchcraft - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Man kills 60-yr-old aunt with iron rod in Ogun over alleged witchcraft

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The Ogun police command said it had arrested a 23-year-old man , Dansu Asogba for allegedly killing his 60-year-old aunt,  Iyabo Dansu over witchcraft 

Salient Times report that Abimbola Oyeyemi,  the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday. 

According to the PPRO,  the suspect was arrested following a report by two children of the deceased who reported at Ipokia divisional headquarters .

“They reported that they received an information on August 22 about the demise of their mother who is not known to be suffering from any illness. 

“”They stated further that since they were not suspecting any foul play, they decided to bury her without necessarily reporting to the police. 

“But immediately after the burial, they heard information that the suspect who is a nephew to the deceased was seen in her house on that fateful day, and shortly after he left, the woman was declared dead. 

“This arouse the suspicion of the people of the community and they threatened to carry out a traditional ritual which will expose the killer.

“On hearing about the intention of the community to go spritual about the deceased death, the suspect , Dansu Asogba came out and confessed being the one responsible for the woman’s death.

“Upon his confession, the DPO Ipokia Division, SP Adebayo Hakeem, detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.

“On interogation, he admitted killing the deceased but claimed that he did so because of his believe that the deceased was responsible for the death of his first child and the subsequent miscarriage suffered by his wife. 

“He confessed further that it was an iron rod he used to hit the woman on the neck which resulted to her death,” the PPRO said. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution. 

The CP who  expressed concern over the ignorance and primitive believe of some people therefore warned that anybody who for any reason takes law into his or her own hands will have him or herself to blame as the command will not tolerate such ignorant behavior at this jet age . 

He therefore appealed to members of public to always report any of their greviances to law enforcement agencies who will properly investigate such complaint.