Teenager, accomplices behead girlfriend for ritual
A teenager, Soliu Majekodunmi, has been arrested in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for allegedly killing and dismembering his girlfriend simply identified as Rofiat.
Majekodunmi, 18, and his accomplices, Wariz Oladehinde, 17 years, Abdul Gafar Lukman 19 years and Mustakeem Balogun 20 years, also cooked the girl’s head in a pot for money-making ritual.
They were arrested in the early hours of Saturday January 29 by policemen from Adatan Divisional Headquarters of Ogun State Police Command based on a tip-off from local vigilante.
The head of the community’s security guard hinted the police that the suspects were seen burning something suspected to be a human head in a local pot.
Upon receiving the information, the DPO Adatan Division, SP Abiodun Salau, quickly led detectives to the scene, where the three suspects were arrested.
Though Majekodunmi fled the scene, he was later apprehended.
On interrogation, the suspects confessed that what they were burning in the local pot is the head of the girlfriend of their accomplice.
They confessed further that the girl who was simply identified as Rofiat was lured by her boyfriend simply identified as Soliu to where she was murdered by four of them, after which they cut off her head and packed the remains in a sack, and dumped it in an old building.
They subsequently led policemen to the building, where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy. The short cutlass and a knife used in cutting off the deceased head were also recovered.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, who described the action of the suspects as height of callousness.
The CP also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The suspects will be arraigned in due course.