Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected internet fraudsters for killing a 40-year-old man Abdullahi Azeez, cutting him to pieces and using him for a money-making ritual.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects, Abinya Odeh, 21 years old and Poso Idowu, 20 years, were arrested following a report lodged at Owode Egba divisional headquarters on 9 June 2022 by relations of the victim, who reported that the victim left his home at Kobape area on 8 June 2022 and was yet to return home.
He said: “Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, directed the anti-kidnapping unit of the state Criminal Investigation Departments to take over the investigation and unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the man.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the SP Taiwo Opadiran led team subsequently embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation which led them to the hideout of Friday Abinya Odeh on the 22nd of September 2022, where the Airtel Sim card of the victim was recovered. His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice Poso Idowu.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed that they kidnapped the victim on the 8th of June 2022 at Kobape area, at about 7:30 pm, from where they forcefully took him to the bush, killed him and pieces his body.
“They confessed further that it was one herbalist simply identified as Arab money who they claimed to have contacted on Facebook that prescribed the ritual for them.
“All efforts to recover the remains of the victim proved abortive as the suspects claimed to have disposed of it.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.