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Ritualists in police net for killing, selling body parts of 30-yr-old lady



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One native doctor, Segun Olaniyi has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, for allegedly killing his former girlfriend, Abosede Iyanda, and selling out her body parts to his customers.

Also arrested are twelve accomplices arrested with Olaniyi who were said to have either participated in the killing, or bought parts of the victim’s body.

The arrested accomplices are: Ayomide Adeleye, 25; Babalola Akanbi, 48; Adeifa Sogbeyinde 37, Rasaq Rasaq, 27; Sunday Akinyemi, 41; Adewole Oluwafemi, 38.

Others are Mustapha Ajibola, 31; Mustapha Iliya, 30; Shilola Amodu, 38; Jamiu Abass, 25; Smooth Kazeem, 37 and 56-year-old Adesola Oduyemi.

According to police sources, eight other suspects are still at large.

The father of the victim had reported to the police that 30-year-old Iyanda went missing on October 15, 2019 while returning from work in Ogun State.

The father went ahead to petition the office of the Inspector-General of Police on November 3 and the case was assigned to the IRT in the state for investigation, which tracked down Olaniyi.

Olaniyi, according to a police source, gave information that led to the arrest of other suspects in various locations in the state.

The victim was said to have visited Olaniyi in his office close to a stream and while she was there, he invited Akanbi and Adeleye on the phone to his office.

He was said to have sent Adeleye to buy food for the woman and secretly put a sedative which made her to fall asleep after eating the food.

The source explained: “After she woke up much later in the day, Olaniyi told her to follow Akanbi and Adeleye to the stream to wash her hair on the pretext of helping her spiritually.

“While she was washing her hair, Adeleye pushed her head inside the water, brought out a pocket knife and killed her. Both of them carried her body from the water to the ground. They cut her body into pieces as directed by Olaniyi.”

The body parts were sold to their clients, including Islamic clerics and a pastor who wanted to do money rituals.

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“The IRT operatives recovered a decomposed human breast, burnt human flesh mixed with liquid substance in a bottle and calabash, one complete human foot, pieces of dry human skulls, one Laura Jeep with the number plate, KTU 801 FP, one Bajaj Boxer motorcycle marked, JGB 019 VC, one unregistered Toyota Corolla and one Toyota Matrix with the number plate AKD 703 FU were recovered from the suspects,” the source added.

Olaniyi, 42, a native of Osun State, told the police that a colleague had advised him to go into ritual killings if he wanted to get rich quickly, adding that he was already into the act when Iyanda visited him for financial assistance to boost her business.

According to him, he decided to take advantage of her visit, adding that he realized about N90,000 from selling her body parts.

He said: “I am married to two wives and have four children. She called me on the phone that she was coming to see me. I asked her the reason for her visit and she said she needed financial assistance to boost her business.

“I called Akanbi and we killed her beside my house. I carried the head, two hands and part of the flesh. I sold the head for N40,000 to one man called Africa. I sold one hand to an orthodox doctor known as Muyideen for N15,000 and the other hand to one Tonight for N15,000. I sold the flesh for N10,000 to one Alfa called Sunday Akinyemi while Rasaq and Mustafa paid N5,000 each.

A self aclaimed pastor, Oluwafemi, in his confession, said he bought the human flesh for N5,000 to perform miracles.

“The alfas I know said they also bought the flesh N5,000 and used it to prepare concoctions for their customers,” he added.

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