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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 22 September 2021


Oyo Amotekun arrests suspected ritualists with human parts

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Oyo State Command of Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun, yesterday arrested  three  suspects  with human parts of a 73-year-old-man named Adebisi Samuel.
The suspects, identified as Muhideen, Abdulrasheed Olanrewaju and Ismail Muraina, were arrested around Boluwaji area of Ibadan after burying the body of Olaniyi, which was  already butchered by the suspects in a shallow grave.
One of the suspects, Muhideen, a 27-year old, said his landlady discovered the dead body at one side of her compound after which she raised the alarm.
He said one of the suspects, Abdulrasheed Olanrewaju paid a sum of N35,000 to Ismail Muraina to help him get a human head for a money ritual.
Muhideen disclosed that he had to deploy a diabolic means to capture their victim, claiming that the victim was a mad man, who was roaming the streets.
He alleged that it was Alfa Salam Salam that contacted him that one Abdulrasheed Olanrewaju needed a human head for rituals. He proceeded to one Baba Ibeji at Bode market,  who also deals in human parts,  but he couldn’t get the head from him  because of the price.
This, according to him, made him use charm to kidnap a man he claimed to be mentally challenged along Amuloko – Akanran road.
He was alleged to have taken the man to his house located at Boluwaji along Lagos- Ibadan expressway, where he and other suspects later killed the victim.
While answering questions on how they were caught,  Muhideen said: “ After we have killed the man and removed his head, we buried his remains in a shallow grave at the backyard of the house where I was living.
“It was my landlady who later discovered that a portion of her backyard was dug and she requested to know what was buried there.”
Muhideen said while he was trying to exhume the body, the landlady contacted other landlords in the neighbourhood, who later reported to the Amotekun Corps.
Abdulrasheed Olanrewaju and Ismail Muraina, other two suspects, who also confessed to the crime, said they assisted Muhideen in killing their victim.

MEANWHILE, the victim’s daughter,  Olufunke Adeosun said Muhideen, a member of their family, lured her father to his house with the claim that he wanted to pay him a sum of  N150,000 for a land  that he (Muhideen) had sold. She identified her father as Adebisi Samuel and demanded justice from relevant authorities.
Deputy Commandant of the Oyo State command of Amotekun, Akinro Kazeem said the case would be further investigated by relevant security agencies.