Three arrested over the killing of a man in Ogun state
The Ogun State Police Command had arrested one Mr. Idowu Abel and so-called Pastor Ajadi for abducting, killing and dismembering the body of one Mr. Muyiwa body for ritual purposes. Mr. Abel had confessed to the police how he and his accomplice, Clement Adeniyi, killed his close friend, Adekunle Muyiwa, in cold blood.
Our correspondent learned that Abel had told the police in Ogun State that he and Adeniyi killed his friend, dismembered, and sold his head, heart, and two hands to one herbalist, who was introduced to him by one Pastor Felix Ajadi.
An elder of the victim, Oluwaseyi Adekunle, had on November 15 lodged a report at the Owode Yewa divisional headquarters, saying his younger brother left home on November 10, 2022, and never returned home.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesman, said the DPO of Owode Yewa division, CSP Mohammed S. Baba, working on the complaint, detailed his crack detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of Muyiwa.
“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,” Oyeyemi said with this discovery, the said Abel was traced and arrested, and later made this confession which led to the arrest of the pastor
He was said to have stated 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.”
Oyeyemi said Abel revealed that he was paid N80,000 as the advance payment, with a promise that the N120,000 would be paid on delivery of the items.
After collecting the advance payment, Abel had gone to Muyiwa, asking him to follow him somewhere.
“As a long-time friend, the victim who didn’t suspect any foul play followed him innocently. He was taken to Clement Adeniyi’s farm, where they killed him and dismembered his body. His head was cut off, the heart was also removed. The remaining parts were buried in a shallow grave in the said farm,” Oyeyemi said.
However, the herbalist, simply identified as Abeeb (a.k.a Boko) is still being hunted for by the police.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State CIID for discreet investigation, while directing that the fleeing herbalist must be brought to book.