The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a herbalist and his two accomplices including an alfa, for the gruesome murder of a 16-year-old-girl in Ogun.
For allegedly cutting off the breasts and killing a 16-year-old girl identified as Olayinka, the gallant operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a herbalist, Tunde Banjo, and an alfa, Nurudeen Adeniyi, in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.
According to a report by Punch Metro, the police also arrested 19-year-old Tobi Ogunkoya, who was suspected to have lured Olayinka into the hands of Banjo and Adeniyi, who were said to have been arrested by policemen from the Ago Iwoye and Ijebu Igbo divisions on Tuesday.
Confirming the tragic incident to correspondents, the state acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that said at about 2.30pm, one Serifat Adebanjo reported Olayinka’s abduction to the police in Ago Iwoye station, alleging that Ogunkoya was a suspect in the abduction.
The Police PRO revealed that acting on the information, the police stormed a house in Imosan community and apprehended Ogunkoya, who confessed that Olayinka was in the custody of Banjo in Ijebu Igbo.
Oyeyemi disclosed that upon his arrest, Tobi took policemen to the home of Banjo in Ijebu Igbo, where they met him with the Alfa, and they were arrested, adding that two fresh human hearts and a live tortoise were allegedly found in their possession.
He said Banjo onfessed to the police that the girl had been killed, her breasts and other vital organs severed, while her remains were thrown into the Ogbere River, in the Ijebu East Local Government area of the state.
“The Police have arrested Banjo, a herbalist, and Adeniyi, an alfa in Ijebu Igbo. Banjo said they have killed the girl and body dumped inside the Ogbere River. The police are working to retrieve the corpse. Two human hearts and one live tortoise were a recovered from the suspects,” he said.