A Pastor, Felix Ajadi and two other suspects, Idowu Abel, and Clement Adeniyi have been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of a 39-year-old man, Adekunle Muyiwa in Ogun state.
The suspects, according to a statement by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following a report lodged at Owode Yewa divisional headquarters on the 15th of November 2022 by one Oluwaseyi Adekunle, the elder brother of the victim.
He reported that his younger brother left home since 10th of November 2022 and had not return.
“Upon the report, the DPO Owode Yewa division, CSP Mohammed S. Baba, detailed his crack detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the man.
“In the course of their investigation, it was discovered that Idowu Abel was the person who came to pick the missing man from his house on that fateful day. Upon the discovery, the said Idowu Abel was traced and arrested.
“On 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 killed and butchered to pieces.
“He confessed further that it was one herbalist who was introduced to him by Pastor Felix Ajadi that requested for human head, heart, two hands and legs.
“He stated further that the said herbalist who is now at large promised to pay him the sum of N200, 000 if he is able to get the listed human parts for him.
“He explained further that the herbalist paid N80,000 as advance with the promise to pay the balance of N120,000 on receiving the items,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole ,has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the fleeing herbalist must be hunted for and brought to book.