*prime suspect says he collected N35,000 for his head
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
A 27 year old herbalist and two others are now in the net of the Western Nigeria Security outfit, Operation Amotekun in Ibadan for allegedly slaughtering a 73-year old man for money rituals.
New Nigerian gathered that the three suspects were nabbed by Operation Amotekun men in connection with the killing of the 73 year old man, Adeniyi Adebisi Samuel in Ibadan
The 27-year old herbalist, Muedeen Ogunpo while responding to questions from newsmen at the Amotekun headquarters in Ibadan, disclosed that he was contracted by another suspect, Mashud Olawale to get him a human head allegedly for money rituals at the rate of N35,000.
According to the herbalist, while searching for the human head, he met a man identified as Ifa who later brought a man, already hypnotized him with the 73-year old man following them to his house where he was reportedly slaughtered.
” I was contacted by Mashud Olarewaju to get him a human head that he needed it for money rituals, and he gave me N35,000 to get it for him, I contacted Ifa, and gave Ifa the money, so Ifa took me to one Babaibaji at Bode Market, but the man couldn’t get the head for us with the money we have at hand,”, he said.
The herbalist added, “the next thing that I saw the following day is that Ifa just brought a man, he has already hypnotized, the man don’t know what he was doing, and he ordered us to follow him to his house where we slaughtered the man.”
“I’m Olalekan Akande, popularly known as “Ogunpo” I’m 27 years old, I’m an herbalist, I was contacted by this Alfa who briefed me everything about the matter that his friend needs a human head, he told me that they have already contacted one person and also gave the person money, but I was eventually given N15, 000 and I promised to get it for them, I took them to where I normally get it at Bode Herbal Market at Molete but the man couldn’t get us one because we don’t have enough money, so I decided to get it for them.
“We were with N20, 000 as at the time we got to the Babaibeji’s shop at Bode Market but the money is not enough to purchase the kind of head we needed for the job, so, I took the job upon myself to get the head for them, because the pressure was too much on me, so I picked the man from road side at Amuloko area of Ibadan and I called the two guys that sent me to come and assist in killing the man and we slaughtered the man in my room,”
The herbalist stressed , “we buried the remaining part of the corpse behind the house, it was my landlady that noticed the place we buried the man and called my attention to it, and I revealed everything to her and she was the one that called the attention of the landlord Association in my area and the case was reported to Amotekun operatives and I was arrested.”
Also another suspect, Mashud Olarewaju while confessing committing the crime said he was part of those that slaughtered the 73 year old man as he was asked to hold the legs of the man while the man was being slaughtered in his room,”
” I was given the head, and I took it home and burnt it to aches with the intention of using it for money making rituals.Here is the aches of the burnt head, I want to use it for rituals, I want to use it to better my life.”
The State Deputy Commandant of Amotekun Comrade Kazeem Akinro Babalola, said a report was made to Amotekun on Monday evening about some suspected ritualist adding, ” we started the investigation and we arrested the first suspect in his house who later took us to the other suspects”
” The suspects confirmed that they kidnapped a man along Amuloko – Akanran road, slaughtered him and removed his head. The head was then given to one Adbulrasheed Olanrewaju who needs it for rituals. We apprehended the Abdulrasheed but he had already burn to ashes the head”, he said
Comrade Kazeem added, ” one of the suspects, Olalekan Akande Ogunpo confessed that he used charm to kidnap the victim. We are still investigating and once we’re done with our own investigation, we shall hand the case over to the police afterwards.