Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man, Dauda Bello (54), for killing and dismembering a 71-year old woman.
The state command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the suspect was arrested on July 7, 2022 after information reached the police about the incident.
According to him, the suspect cut off the victim’s wrists and ankles for what the police preliminary investigation revealed was for a money ritual.
He said: “The suspect was arrested following the sudden disappearance of the victim, who left home since June 8, 2022. The relation of the victim then reported a case of missing person at Sabo/Ilupeju Police Station.
“The case was later transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, where technical and intelligence-based investigation was embarked upon.
“In the course of investigation, the SP Taiwo Opadiran-led team traced the last place visited by the victim to be the house of the suspect at Olodo area of Imala.
“The suspect was subsequently arrested and taken to our custody for investigation.
“On interrogation, Bello confessed to have known Adisa for quite some time now, and that they were both into the business of children trafficking.
“He confessed that he invited the victim on that fateful day to discuss their usual business, but on getting to his house, he discovered that the victim came with what he thought was a huge amount of money.
“This made him to hit the woman on the head with a heavy wooden stick, which made the woman to be unconscious, after which he carried the unconscious body of the victim to the bush, where he finally snuffed life out of her.
“Bello confessed further that when he searched the woman’s body, he discovered that the victim only had the sum of N22,200 with her, which he took with disappointment.
“Having realised that his aim of getting much money from the victim was in vain, he decided to cut off her two wrists and ankles, which he claimed to have been sold to somebody who is now at large.”
Oyeyemi said the suspect took the police to the bush where he buried the victim in a shallow grave, adding that the l dismembered body had been recovered and deposited in the hospital mortuary.