Oyo Police Nabs 4 Suspected Ritualists Over Killing Of 33-yr Old Man

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi and new Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude; and his Deputy, Mr. Sanusi Buba, during a familiarisation visit to the governor in his office. PHOTO; BAYO AKAMO

By;BAYO AKAMO,Ibadan
Four suspects are now in police net in Oyo State for allegedly killing a 33-yr old man identified as Akintoye Stephen Oyeyemi for money making rituals involving the use of human heart.
According to the state’s Police Commissioner, Mr Abiodun Odude during a press briefing, the four suspects namely Tunde Jimoh ‘m’ aged 37 (2) Gbenga Babalade ‘m’ aged 40 (3) Abubakar Agboola ‘m’ aged 65 – herbalist, and (4) Olatunji Ahmed ‘m’ aged 42 – herbalist and Alfa.
were arrested by men of  the Anti-kidnapping squad of the Oyo State Police Command.
CP Odude declared that two of the arrested suspects, Tunde Jimoh and Gbenga Babalade under the pretext of doing business, on 24/2/2017 at about 0900hrs, allegedly lured Akintoye, “robbed him of the sum of One hundred thousand naira, and subsequently gruesomely murdered him in cold blood”.
“Having killed the victim, the suspects removed his (deceased) body parts including the heart, head and wrists for ritual purpose. The victim’s wife became apprehensive when she didn’t see her husband return home on time. She raised an alarm, and thereafter reported the case at the Atiba Police Station
The Police Commissioner added that upon the report by the wife, the Anti-Kidnapping squad of the Command was mandated to investigate the case, and that “a diligent investigation conducted by the special squad led to the arrest of Abubakar Agboola in his criminal hideout at Ipe village, Kwara State”.
CP Odude stressed that it was Abubakar Agboola’s  arrest that further led to the arrest of three other suspects “in their various criminal hideouts in Offa, Kwara State and Ile-Ife, Osun State”.
According to CP Odude, “during interrogation, two of the suspects Tunde Jimoh and Gbenga Babalade who actually murdered the victim, disclosed that he (victim ) was killed because they believed he had in his possession the sum of ten million naira for the business as he was overheard saying during his conversation with one Olayinka Babalade, another business partner two days earlier”.
CP disclosed that it was also revealed that after killing Akintoye Stephen Oyeyemi, the four suspects decided to remove the vital organs for money rituals and that items recovered from the four suspects were two locally-made guns, knives, axe, cutlasses, cartridges, motorcycle, forty thousand naira being part of the money robbed but recovered, assorted criminal charms, the severed body parts which include the deceased’s severed heart, wrists, the headless body and other exhibits.

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