Police have arrested three persons, including one identified as a pastor, for abducting and killing a -39 -year old man, Adekunle Muyiwa.
The suspects, Idowu Abel, Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi, allegedly dismembered the body of Adekunle for ritual purposes.
The suspects were arrested one after the other on November 19 after one Adekunle Oluwaseyi, an elder brother of the victim had reported the incident to Owode Yewa police divisional headquarters on November 15.
Adekunle told the police that his younger brother left home on November 10 and had since not returned.
The Divisional Police Officer for Owode Yewa division, Mohammed Baba, quickly detailed detectives to unravel the sudden disappearance of the man.
It was discovered that Idowu Abel was the person who visited the missing man in his house and lured him out.
Detectives subsequently traced the said Idowu Abel and arrested him.
Ogun Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made these known on Tuesday, said that during interrogation, Idowu Abel confessed that the victim, who happened to be his bosom friend was lured out by him and taken to his second accomplice, Clement Adeniyi’s farm where he was murdered and dismembered.
Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said further the suspect also confessed that it was one herbalist who was introduced to him by Pastor Felix Ajadi that requested a human head, heart, two hands and legs.
According to the Police Spokesperson, the said herbalist who is now at large, promised to pay him N200,000 if he was able to get the listed human parts for him.
Oyeyemi explained suspect Idowu further confessed that the herbalist paid N80,000 with the promise to pay the balance of N120,000 upon receiving the items.
“After collecting the advance payment, Idowu Abel went to his bosom friend Muyiwa Adekunle and asked him to escort him somewhere.
“Being a long-time friend, the victim who didn’t suspect any foul play followed him innocently, and he was taken to the farm of Clement Adeniyi where they killed him and dismembered his body. His head was cut off, the heart was also removed.
“The remaining parts were hurriedly buried in a shallow grave in the said farm,” Oyeyemi stated.
He explained that the suspect’s confession made the arrest of Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi possible while the herbalist who was identified as Abeeb a.k.a Boko fled home.
Ogun Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole ordered the transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
The Police Commissioner also directed that the fleeing herbalist should be hunted for and brought to book.