Man lures girlfriend from Oyo to Osun, kills her with friend, sells body parts for N50,000 - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE


Sunday, 13 June 2021

Man lures girlfriend from Oyo to Osun, kills her with friend, sells body parts for N50,000

The Osun Police Command has arrested one Kabiru Oyedun, 39, for being in possession of dismembered body parts of a yet-to be identified woman for money rituals.

Olawale Olokode, the Osun State Police Commissioner, paraded the suspect with the body parts of the victim on Friday in Osogbo.

Olokode said the suspect was arrested on Thursday at about 9pm in his house in Apomu Town, Isokan Local Government Area of the state.

Olokode said the suspect was arrested with the dismembered body parts kept in his house following credible information from the public.

He said the suspect, in collaboration with one of his friends called Akin, who is still at large, killed the victim at the suspect’s house, where they removed vital parts of her body.

According to CP, Akin, now at large, was the one who brought the victim to the suspect’s house, informing him that the girl was his girlfriend whom he wanted to kill for money ritual.

Olokode said the victim was invited from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, by his boyfriend to Apomu, where she was killed and her body parts removed for money rituals.

Olokode said the Divisional Police Officer at Apomu led police officers to recover the body parts of the victim, adding that the police are on the trail of the victim’s boyfriend (Akin).

He called on parents to always monitor their children and wards to know the kind of people they associate with.

The suspect, speaking with Journalists, confessed to the crime, saying it was his friend (Akin) that strangled and killed the girl, while having sex with her in his room, adding that he only held the girl’s legs while she struggled for life.

The suspect added that his friend (Akin) told him that he wanted to use the girl for money ritual with a promise that he will pay N50,000 for any body part of the victim, if he assisted him to kill the lady.

He said his friend, a herbalist in Ikoyi Town, later took away the girl’s heart after dismembering the body.

He said it was his neighbour, who suspected that something wrong was going on in his apartment, that alerted the police.

In another development, the CP dispelled the rumour that suspected herdsmen attacked and abducted students of the School of Health Technology, Ilesha in the early hours of Friday.

Olokode described the information being circulated as fake news, adding that residents of Ilesha panicked when they were misinformed that they were going to be attacked.

He said the shooting in the air by hunters and vigilantes in the area to alert the residents heightened the tension and panic.

Olokode said no attack or abduction took place in Ilesha or in the school.

The police chief called on residents of the town to go about their lawful businesses, warning that people should do away with unnecessary protests that can lead to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.