3 men arrested in Ondo for ritual murder of female students (photos)
- The three suspects reportedly confessed to killing some young ladies and selling their vital parts
- They were arrested by the police in Ondo state and paraded by Gbenga Adeyanju, the new commissioner of the force
- The suspects indicted a Muslim cleric who allegedly promised them the sum of N15 million
The Ondo state police command has paraded three men for allegedly taking part in ritual killings over time.
The suspects reportedly confessed to kidnapping students of the Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo town.
The new commissioner of police in the state, Gbenga Adeyanju, who paraded them on Thursday, September 7, said the suspects had also taken their activities to neighbouring states.
Premium Times gave the names of the suspects as John Adenitire, also known as Emir; Fisayo Fasanu, better known as Abore, and Abdurafiu Tijani, a herbalist.
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The police boss said the suspects were arrested at different locations and that they confessed to killing three students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
Adeyanju explained that the police decided to take action after the report of a missing student was made at the Fagun police station in Ondo town on July 28.
“They took us to where they buried one of the victims, and we found the body already decomposing,” the commissioner said.
Adenitire, one of the suspects arrested in a robbery incident in Ondo, made the confession about killing the student and indicted the others.
The commissioner said Adenitire and Fasanu allegedly confessed to selling the bodies of female victims to Mr Tijani in Ore, who promised to pay N15 million for the parts of the ladies.
The 30-year-old Adenitire said: “They promised to give us N5 million for a left brea*t and left hand and we were able to send three different bodies to them but they had not sent the money before the police nabbed me.
“We have killed three girls and removed their brea*ts and buried their remains in the bush. We gave the parts to the Alfa and Sile who is also part of us but took to his heels after our arrest.
“I was not there when the victims were killed but I was the one keeping vigil at the entrance of the bush and the operation was successful. I did not participate in the killing.”
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In his own confessional statement, Fasanu said: “I was in my house when John Adenitire, Emir, told me he has business that can lead to cool money for us.
“He told me it’s about ritual and assured me there was no problem.
“We went out the second day around 9:30 pm and two ladies and one boy were picked and we killed them before removing their parts while Sile took them to herbalists in Ore and Ijebu Igbo.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike, a 23-year-old 200-level student of the faculty of science, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, was recently arrested for allegedly killing an eighth-year-old girl named Victory Chikamso.
Dike was arrested with some of his alleged accomplices for the death of little Victory in a case suspected to be ritual murder.
Watch this video as residents in Lagos speak about alleged ritualists in the state: