Detectives have arrested a pastor and two accomplices in Ogun State for abducting and k!lling a 39 – year – old man, Adekunle Muyiwa.
Pastor Felix Ajadi, Idowu Abel and Clement Adeniyi also dismembered the remains of Adekunle for ritual purpose.
The trifecta in the alleged crime of abduction and k!lling, were arrested after the incident was reported at Owode Yewa divisional headquarters on November 15 by one Oluwaseyi Adekunle, the elder brother of the victim.
Elder Adekunle reported that his younger brother left home since November 10 2022 and had not returned afterwards.
The Spokesman of Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that following the report, the Divisional Police Officer for Owode Yewa Division, Mohammed S. Baba, detailed detectives to unravel the sudden disappearance of the man.
Oyeyemi, a Superintendent of Police, said investigation revealed that Idowu Abel was the person who came to pick the missing man from his house on that fateful day.
He added that the said Idowu Abel was subsequently 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 payment with the promise to pay the balance of N120,000 on receiving the items.
After collecting the advance payment, Idowu Abel went to his bosom friend Muyiwa Adekunle and asked him to escort him to somewhere.
“Being a long time friend, the victim who didn’t suspect any foul play followed him innocently, and he was taken to the farm of Clement Adeniyi where they killed him and dismembered his body. His head was cut off, the heart was also removed.
“The remaining parts was hurriedly buried in a shallow grave in the said farm.
His confession led to the arrest of Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi, while the herbalist who was simply identified as Abeeb a.k.a Boko has taken to flight.” Oyeyemi stated.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole , had ordered the transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the fleeing herbalist must be hunted for and brought to book.