Police have arrested four teenagers between 17and 20 years for killing a girlfriend of one of them for money rituals.
The suspects – Wariz Oladehinde, 17, Abdul Gafar Lukman,19, and Mustakeem Balogun, 20- were arrested on Saturday morning by detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer for Adatan, Abiodun Salau, following a tip-off from the head of the community security guard.
It was learnt that the suspects were sighted burning something suspected to be a human head in a local pot while the strange smell emanating from the pot gave them away to the community security guard.
However, the fourth person, Soliu Manekodunmi, 18, who escaped from the scene when his three accomplices, was later tracked and apprehended from his hideout.
Soliu Manekodunmi, 18, was said to have volunteered his girlfriend and lured her to the location where she was hacked to death and dismembered.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this to newsmen, saying the suspects had confessed that what they were burning in the local pot was the head of the girlfriend of Soliu.
“The suspects also confessed that the girl who was simply identified as Rofiat was lured by her boyfriend simply identified as Soliu to where she was murdered by four of them, after which they cut off her head and packed the remains in a sack, and dumped it in an old building.
“They subsequently led policemen to the building, where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy. The short cutlass and a knife used in cutting off the deceased head were also recovered.
“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who described the action of the suspects as the height of callousness has ordered for a massive manhunt for the fleeing boyfriend of the victim by name Soliu.
“The CP also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation with the view to arraign them in court as soon as possible,” Oyeyemi stated.