Police arrest herbalist, Muslim cleric for allegedly killing girl for ritual
Two fresh human hearts, life tortoise recovered
A herbalist, Mr. Tunde Banjo, and an Islamic cleric, Mr. Nurudeen Adeniyi, have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing a 16-year-old girl, simply identified as Olayinka.
They were arrested in Ijebu-Igbo area of the state. Also arrested was, Tobi Ogunkoya, 19, suspected to have lured Olayinka into the hands of Banjo and Adeniyi.
A source told The Guardian that Olayinka might have been killed for ritual purposes as her breasts were removed by her killers.
The Police Command’s Acting Spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that after Olayinka’s disappearance, a report was made to the police and they immediately swung into action, resulting in the arrest of the suspects.
According to him, Ogunkoya who was first arrested and he mentioned the two other suspects, Banjo and Adeniyi as his co-conspirators.
The suspects, Oyeyemi said, had confessed committing the crime, “admitting that they removed not only the breasts but also other organs before throwing her remains into a river.
“The police are working to retrieve the corpse. Two human hearts and one life tortoise were also recovered from the suspects,” Oyeyemi said.
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