Nigeria: Herbalist arrested for allegedly using human parts for money rituals

Published: March 9, 2019
By: Ebele Boniface – The Nation

The operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Ogun State, have arrested a 37-year-old herbalist, Libaq Alabade, for allegedly using human parts to do money rituals.

Some of the human parts recovered from the suspect include a severed human leg, which the IRT detectives preserved in kerosene in a plastic container, to prevent decay.

Following a tip off by an undisclosed source, that a certain herbalist in Ajuwon community in Ifo, Ogun State, was allegedly using human parts for herbal medicine, including money rituals, the leader of the IRT team in Abuja, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, ordered the Ogun State IRT coordinator, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Babalola Adekunle, to fish him out.

Adekunle subsequently led a team of detectives to arrest the herbalist in the house he built for his late wife in Ajunwon, Ifo, on February 15.

During the mission, the team recovered human parts, including the severed leg of a female and male said to have been used for money rituals.

Further findings revealed that Alabade owns many houses in the community, some of which are littered with shallow graves, from where he allegedly exhumes corpses to extract preferred human parts for ritual purposes.

Reacting to his arrest, the suspect, however,  maintained that he was innocent. He said: “This is a total set up by my known enemy, a fellow herbalist, named Segun. He had once told me that he would deal with me for exposing him to the police.

“I was doing security work as an OPC member. I used to help police to identify some of these dangerous elements in our society. Even in our association meetings, I used to emphasise these problems.

“Segun told me that he would show me for helping the police to arrest him. Yes, I used to inform the police of their atrocities because I cherish a decent society and I have value for human lives. He just set me up.

“I was arrested for killing people for rituals. I have not killed anybody. We have two graves in my compound. I have seven wives. Three died. I have five children.

“My work is simple; I have medicine for ‘manpower’, that can make a man ‘strong’ for 30 minutes of sex. One goes for N2,000 – N2,500.

“Let me advise the police. To reduce using human parts for rituals in Ogun State, they(police) should kill any suspect found with human parts after investigation had proved that the suspect really committed the offence or has the intention to commit.

“It is true that people are wickedly murdered for money rituals but I do not do it. I was set up by my follow herbalist because I reported him to the police.”

Sources within the police revealed that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

Source: Herbalist arrested for allegedly using human parts for money rituals

Related article: Herbalist in soup
…. Over human parts found in his house – Explains why they demand women’s pants

Herbalist Libaq Alabede is battling to convince the police he knew nothing about the fresh human body parts found in his house at 14, Glover Lane, Ajowa Estate, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The incriminating piece of evidence––discovered by operatives of Inspector General of Police, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) who stormed his houses with a search warrant––was a nylon bag containing among other things fresh human parts. The exhibit was found in one of the shops attached to his building. 

Alabede, 37, is currently facing the damning allegation that he plundered fresh graves, exhuming buried bodies and removing their parts for ritual purposes. He is also accused of having sold parts of his late wife’s body to his customers.

I was framed up

Alabede had no better defence other than to claim that his enemy framed him. “Police should go and arrest the likes of Segun, that man is a confirmed ritualist,” he said. “Go to my family house in Oyo, you will confirm that I am a good herbalist that will never get involved in anything evil.” 

The native of Shepete in Oyo State was born and bred in Ogun State, where he attended an Arabic school in Ifo and learnt to become a herbal doctor.

He explained his area of specialization: “I learnt how to use herbs to heal all kinds of disease, especially sexually transmitted disease.  I also learnt how to invoke good luck on the lives of people especially businessmen and women. I have helped a lot of women who cannot conceive to become mothers and men who were once sterile to be able to impregnate women with ease. It is a gift and that is how I made my money.”

On his allegation of a setup, Alabede attributed it to revenge by his enemies for his cooperation with the police. “I am one of the best herbalists in this Ifo area and also a member of OPC. It is part of our responsibility to make sure that the area is safe. I normally assist the police to arrest miscreants in our area especially our members who are into ritual killing.”

He alleged that a certain Segun was one of those arrested severally by the police, and upon his recent release from prison, had “threatened to deal with me for telling the police of his activities.”

As far as he was concerned, he could see the hand of his nemesis in his current plight. “I had gone to one of my houses where I buried my late wife and police came there and arrested me. They searched the house and discovered human parts in nylon in one of the shops and they concluded that it belongs to me. I am 100 per cent sure that he (Segun) was the one who planted the fresh body parts there for the police to find. I was framed because I do not participate in such an act. I cannot tell police about people who commit such crime and still turn around to commit the same crime,” he said.

When asked why the grave of his late wife was tampered with, Alabade responded thus: “It is a taboo for a herbalist to see the body of his late wife. When she died, my people decided to bury her in that property because I specifically constructed it for her. She was living in that house before she became very sick. The part of the land where they buried her is soft, that is why whenever you come here, it will seem as if someone tampered with her grave, but I assure you that if you dig up her corpse and discover that it was tampered with then be rest assure that one of the evil men visited her grave.”

As for his presence on the property, he claimed he was planning to rent out the shops “since it’s almost a year after her death.”

Why missing pants

When confronted with the prevalence of women pants use for ritual purposes, Alabade avowing that “I am not one of them” insisted that women underwear is normally used to produce love medicine and not for money ritual.

“When the issue became very common, we discussed it in our general meeting and members were warned to desist from such. Normally underwear is used by some herbalists to prepare love medicine.”

He attributed the upsurge in stolen panties to desperate Yahoo Yahoo boys. “It is because of the so much money that they are making from that business that is why our colleagues (herbalists) request for more money and abnormal things. Have you seen any woman run mad or die mysteriously after she lost her pant? We only use pants to produce love medicine, not money ritual.

“I do not need to kill someone to become rich as a herbalist. If you accuse me of selling potent manpower medicine, I will say that I am guilty as charged. I am an expert in that field and that is why I am so popular in these areas.”

He claimed he made his money by concentrating on herbs that make women pregnant. “A lot of them will come and pay heavily. This was how I managed to build so many houses and marry seven wives.”

He further reiterated his innocence by pointing out the odd angle to his ordeal. “If I am a ritualist, I cannot keep such sensitive material in my house or land. I will restrict it to the shrine area, which should be located in the bush where security men cannot come and suddenly search without informing me ahead of the search. I am innocent, police should go and arrest Segun, he is a ritualist and should explain to the police where he got those fresh body parts.”

Source: Herbalist in soup 

Nigeria: money rituals worry Benin monarch

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II

Published: Jan 2, 2019 3:29 AM
By: Daily Trust, Nigeria

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has rounded off the 2018 annual Igue Festival, worrying over the involvement of youths in money rituals.

He warned that the behaviour was abominable and alien to Benin customs and tradition.

The Oba advised youths to shun money rituals as there was no easy way for wealth accumulation.

The Oba gave the warning on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Holy Aruosa Cathedral in Benin to round off the festival.

“Youths who cling to the illusion that they can become wealthy by killing people or stealing female underwear for ritual purposes, will no doubt face the consequence.’’

The monarch interceded for Nigeria and her leaders and urged politicians and youths to shun acts that could undermine free, fair and credible elections in 2019.

The Oba also warned politicians to desist from violence and other acts inimical to the electoral process. (NAN)

Source: Money rituals worry Benin monarch

Related article: 
Oba Ewuare II Call On Nigerian Youth To Stay Away From Money Rituals
Published: December 31, 2018
By: Enioluwa Adeniyi – Naija News

Tanzania: 10 kidnapped children found dead with missing body parts

Published: January 28, 2019
By: Bukola Adebayo – CNN

Ten children kidnapped in Tanzania have been found dead with their body parts mutilated, authorities told CNN on Monday.

Tanzania’s deputy health minister Faustine Ndugulile said all 10 children had been missing since December in Njombe district, southwest Tanzania. Their bodies were discovered last week after police launched a search operation in the area.

“So far, we have found 10 bodies, and most of their private parts and teeth had been removed,” Ndugulile said. “These murders are linked to witchcraft practices because that is the trend for such crimes, where herbalists ask people to get these human parts for money rituals,” he added. The children, some as young as seven, were kidnapped from their homes last month.

Many children have been reported missing by their parents in the community since December, according to Ndugulile, who said the health ministry was also investigating the wave of killings. “We want to identify the perpetrators, but our focus is to educate the traditional practitioners in the area quickly and those in surrounding communities on the need to stop these acts,” Ndugulile told CNN.

The Deputy health minister told CNN that these killings are not linked albino ritual murders which are prevalent in Tanzania and other parts of east Africa. “These murders are not linked to albino killings,” he said. “But it is very sad because they are children and they don’t deserve to be used like this,” Ndugulile said.

Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world, at one in 1,500 people. 

Despite its prevalence, there’s still a lack of education and tolerance and albinos are regularly killed for their bones and organs, which are sold to witch doctors for “charms and magical potions”, according to Amnesty International.

Source: 10 kidnapped children found dead in Tanzania with missing body parts, ministry says

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10 Kidnapped Children Found Dead in Tanzania With Missing Body Parts, Officials Say
Published: January 29, 2019
By: Jack Phillips – The Epoch Times

Ritual killing: Bodies of 10 children found with missing limbs, teeth
Piublished: January 29, 2019
By: Standard – Kenya

EDITORIAL: Solve and deter Njombe kind of child murders
Published: January 29, 2019
By: The Citizen, Tanzania

Ten children in Tanzania kidnapped and killed for their body parts, authorities say
Published: January 30, 2019
By: Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News

Witchcraft horror: Tanzania children have genitals and tongues cut off in ritual killing
Published: January 30, 2019
By: Ciaran McGrath – Express

Njombe Region, Tanzania

Nigeria: We Killed Businessman, Roasted His Head For Money Ritual – Suspects

Published: January 5, 2019
By: Naijapledge

Osun State Police command has paraded two suspected serial killers, Dauda Amusat and Kabiru Dudupariola, following their arrest on December 28, 2018, in Ifon.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, alleged that the duo murdered a 42-year-old rice seller, Sanusi Isiaka, on May 14, 2017, near Slava Construction Company along Iwo Road, Osogbo and chopped off his head for ritual purpose.

The suspects alleged that another businessman, Yekini Ayinde aka Abija, currently at large, gave them the contract to kill the deceased and paid them N200,000 for the assignment.

Isiaka had supplied bags of rice to Abija, who didn’t want to pay for the goods after selling them, hence his contract to the suspects to kill him.

Recounting how they killed the rice seller, Amusat said: “When we got to the bush, Abija told the driver to stop and he gave us a sign. We quickly overpowered Isiaka and tied him with a rope.

Kabiru wanted to kill him with his gun but we later decided to use a knife to cut his throat. After killing him, I remembered that I needed a human head for money ritual and I quickly removed his head.

I was roasting the head and preparing other items needed for the ritual when some policemen came. I managed to escape that day. I ran away from Ifon but they eventually apprehended me on December 28, 2018.”

Source: We Killed Businessman, Roasted His Head For Money Ritual – Suspects

Nigeria: Coroner reveals gruesome details of former Ondo Governor’s daughter’s murder

In July 2018 I reported on this site on the ritual murder of the daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo State, Khadijat Oluboyo. Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Olumuyiwa Pelemo, has now revealed graphic details of her gruesome death (webmaster FVDK).

Warning: the following reports contains shocking details!

Coroner reveals gruesome details of former Ondo Governor’s daughter’s murder

Published: January 17, 2019
By: Ella Egbo

Following the murder of the daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo State, Khadijat Oluboyo, Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Olumuyiwa Pelemo, has revealed graphic details of her gruesome death.

Dr Pelemo made the disclosure yesterday, Wednesday, January 17, 2019, while testifying during the murder case before an Akure High Court.

According to the coroner, the hairs on the deceased’s head and pubic region were shaved, and her two upper front teeth removed.

The Police prosecution team which was led by Helen Falowo, reportedly invited the medical expert to present evidence before the court during the murder case.

Dr. Pelemo als said that the corpse, which was dug up and used for autopsy on July 9, 2018 had already been at the early stage of decomposition.

He said that it was observed “that there was an abnormal shaving of the hair on the deceased’s head and the pubic region while her two upper front teeth had been broken off, leaving only some fragments left.”

The coroner added that there had been fractures on her neck bones, shoulder as well as her sixth ribs on both sides.

A dislocation of her hip joints and another fracture on the upper part of her thighs was also discovered.

Dr Pelemo said that “the injuries could not have been self inflicted but given by another party, and inflicted with a significant pressure especially the upper thigh region which had a lot of muscles.

He added that “there were lacerations on her chest which damaged two major vessels known as the phemora artery and vein that circulate blood in the body.

“The combined effects of the injuries led to Khadijat’s death.”

Vanguard reports that the autopsy report was admitted in court as an exhibit after due process.

Also testifying in court, the defendants brother said that his family heard about the case when the suspect confessed to killing the missing girl and burying her in his room.

He also said that the suspect had pleaded with him to help dispose of the corpse but he had forced him to confess to their father who in turn, reported the case to the police.

The father of the defendant, Seidu Siyanbola’s testimony confirmed that of his son.

Seidu also added that he had known the deceased as his son’s girlfriend, stating that the couple had been courting for three years.

He disclosed that his son had told him that some men had killed Khadijat and buried her in his room, threatening to deal with him and his family if he reported the murder to the police.

Seidu said that was the reason the suspect had given him for hiding the murder even when the family of the deceased were searching for her after she had gone missing.

He also added that his son had not shown any emotion during the time the body was decomposing in his room.

The case was finally close by the prosecution and the defense is expected to open its case on January 21, 2019.

Recall that the deceased was reportedly killed and allegedly used for ritual by her boyfriend of eight years, Saidu-Shakiru Adeyemi.

According to previous reports, the suspect is reported to have buried the deceased in a grave and slept on it for several days prior to his arrest.

Source: Coroner reveals gruesome details of former Ondo Governor’s daughter’s murder

Nigeria – political map

Nigeria: ritual murders, human parts dealers on the rise

Published: November 10, 2018 – 2:25 AM
By: Nathaniel Bivan (Abuja) & Itodo Daniel Sule (Lokoja)
Ritual killings and trade in body parts is one crime that has refused to go away in Nigeria. So far, not less than 55 suspects have been arrested in the past one year for human parts-related crimes in states such as Kebbi, Oyo, Kwara, Osun, Lagos, Ogun, Kogi and Nasarawa.

One of the most recent took place in Nasarawa State, where three men were arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for allegedly being in possession of human parts. They were reported to have, on November 1, exhumed a freshly buried corpse from a cemetery at Mararaban-Akunza and chopped off an arm.

Then in Ankpa LGA of Kogi State, neighbouring communities have had long-drawn cases of abductions, ritual killings, harvests of human parts, deadly cult activities and gruesome murders. Alarmed, some locals lodged complaints to the police. After months of discreet investigations, the Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad first busted a 10-man gang that allegedly specialized in selling  human parts, also responsible for various crimes perpetrated in Ankpa and environs sometime in September 2018.

The kingpin of the gang, 39-year-old Yakubu Hamidu, had prior to their arrest held positions of Secretary of the Local Vigilante Group for five years and was its chairman for one year in Ankpa LGA where he hails from.

Hamidu told the police that in his capacity as leader of the vigilantes, he had access to arms and ammunitions with which he hunted down victims for human parts, especially male and female private organs. He also revealed how they killed four local vigilante men and a police officer in Ofu LGA during one of their operations.

But following the mop-up of arms and ammunitions by the police as directed by the IGP, the crime business nosedived, thus forcing Hamidu to resort to recruiting youths in the community to resuscitate the human parts trade. He had allegedly promised handsome rewards to those he recruited, but the bubble burst when he failed to keep his promise. One of the gang members, 18-year old Ubile Attah decided to turn in  the group to the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad.

Following the arrest and revelations made by the 10-man gang, the police High Command made further arrests of those allegedly behind the killings and human parts trade.

Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood who paraded the suspects in Abuja, said the police began investigation into the group’s activities following repeated cases of abduction, killing, and removal of vital body parts of victims which were reported in Ankpa town and environs as well as the killing of a Police Inspector, Abdul Alfa, at Ejule Police outpost in Ofu LGA while on foot patrol on November 28, 2017. A total of 16 suspects alleged to be responsible for the criminal activities were paraded in Abuja by the police.

The suspects are: Abdulahi Ibrahim Ali, Alhaji Shaibu Adamu, Yakubu Hamidu, Ubile Attah, Julius Alhassan, Shehu Haliru, Abdullahi Tijani, Akwu Audu, Alhaji Abdullahi Zakari, Sale Adama, Musa Abdulahi, Yakubu Yahaya, Adama Shagari, Baba Isah, Isaac Alfa, and Idoko Benjamin. Arms and ammunition recovered from them, according to police, include one pump action rifle, two locally fabricated single barrel guns, and three short axes.

According to Moshood, Hamidu, 39, who is gang leader and native of Ankpa, and the vigilante leader in the community, along with his vigilante guards “are the hit-men responsible for the killings and removal of mostly male and female organs of several victims, including other body parts, such as the head, kidney, and other vital body organs, which they sell within and outside the state for rituals.”

According to the Police spokesperson, Yakubu and his members confessed to the crime and admitted that they were working for one Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali a.k.a Halims and Alhaji Shaibu Adamu a.k.a Aye-Marina, whom they sold the body parts to.

Moshood noted that Ibrahim has allegedly “used the proceeds of crime to build and own many properties, including big hotels and several filling stations in Kogi State, while Alhaji Adamu who is without any known profession or means of livelihood was suspected to have built mansions and four filling stations in Ankpa, and another four at Onyangede in Benue State with the proceeds of the crime.”

According to him, the suspects further confessed to the killings and removal of body parts of victims whose names they gave as James, Christopher, Mohammed, Small Case, Omu and one Inspector Abdul Alfa who was ambushed and axed to death in Ofu.

Some of the suspects confessed that they paid N500,000 for female organs and N300,000 for male organs by those that contracted them. The police have since charged the suspects before a Kogi Senior Magistrate Court in Lokoja.

Ibrahim, who was alleged to be one of the ‘contractors’, however said that he knew nothing about the said crime, adding that his ordeal was orchestrated by his political enemies. He is currently the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) House of Representatives candidate for Ankpa/Olamaboro/Omala constituency in the 2019 general election.

In the meantime, Ibrahim, Adamu and Ukubile had been granted bail by the court while the other suspects were still being remanded in police custody in Abuja. Hearing on the matter comes up at the Magistrate Court in Lokoja, on November 12.

The cases continue to pile up nationwide: On August 13, a suspected ritualist, Ganiyu Idowu, 62, confessed he connived with one Alfa Bamigbola Edun, to use his apprentice for money rituals. The two were paraded by the Ogun State Police Command alongside another accomplice, Matthew Odunewu, at the state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta for allegedly kidnapping Ganiyu Akanni for money rituals.

Idowu, a herbalist, said Edun asked him to provide one person for a ritual that would yield N11 million. But Edun denied the accusation, saying he only engaged the herbalist in a mutual exchange of knowledge.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspects were arrested at the Ogun River bank in the act of preparing to slaughter the victim for a ritual. “On interrogation, they confessed that the polythene bags found with them were to be used to collect their respective shares of the victim’s body parts after killing him,” he said.

Lagos is also not left out: In August this year a ‘mentally deranged’ couple who resided under a bridge at Cele NICA bus stop, Ojo in Mile 2, Badagry Expressway were nabbed by detectives attached to Ijanikin Police Station of the Lagos State Command, who found them in possession of various human parts.

Another case is that of an Ilorin group of eight suspects allegedly responsible for kidnapping, murder, ritual killings and exhuming dead bodies. They were also said to have been removing and trading in human skulls and other human body parts in Ilorin, Kwara State by police spokesman DCP Moshood. He narrated that during a search operation, eleven human skulls, some pieces of human bones, human hair, and powder suspected to be ground human bones and charms were recovered.

Moshood said the suspects confessed and admitted to have sold 31 human heads to some personalities in Ilorin, other towns in Kwara State and neighbouring states.

Some locals spoke to Daily Trust Saturday, expressing fears that cases will only increase, as the general elections approach. “Some of them believe in arcane things, and subscribe to fetish activities,” one of them said. “They think ritual killings or severed human parts and organs will help them win elections, but they’re wrong. They’re just monsters, with a taste for human life,” he added, “And God will certainly visit his wrath on them.”

– With data compiled by Hassana Yusuf

Source: Ritual murders, human parts dealers on the rise

Nigeria – political map

(Cont’d) More on Ondo ‘money ritual’ murder case

MAN WHO KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND BREAKS DOWN BEFORE BEING REMANDED IN PRISON

Khadijat Adenike Oluboyo (25) was killed in a bid for voodoo money.

Published: July 18, 2018
By Young

This is the moment the suspected Yahoo boy, Adeyemi Alao, who allegedly killed his girlfriend for money ritual – broke down in court before he was remanded in prison. The suspect was arraigned before Akure Magistrates’ Court in Ondo, state capital on Monday.

Adeyemi was accused of killing Khadijat, the daughter  a former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo.

Khadijat, a 400-level student of the Department of Educational Management, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, was said to be Adeyemi’s girlfriend.

Adeyemi and two other accomplices, who were said to be at large, allegedly killed Khadijat in Adeyemi’s room.

After killing the ex-deputy governor’s daughter, Adeyemi allegedly buried the corpse in a shallow grave inside his room in the Aratusin area of Akure before he was arrested seven days later.

The accused was arraigned on  Monday on two counts of conspiracy and murder.

During the court proceedings, the  police prosecutor, Sergeant Mary Adebayo, made an application for the remand of the accused in custody pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecutions.

The defence counsel, Taiwo Gbadebo, did not object to the application of the prosecutor.

The magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered that Adeyemi be remanded in custody pending when the legal advice would come from the DPP.

She adjourned the case till August 23, 2018.

Alao Adeyemi is accused of killing Khadijat, the daughter a former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo.

The suspect was arraigned before Akure Magistrates’ Court in Ondo, state capital on Monday.

Adeyemi Alao

Source: Man Who Killed His Girlfriend Breaks Down Before Being Remanded In Prison
Information Nigeria, July 18, 2018

Also read:

Killer of former Ondo deputy governor daughter remand in prison

Published: July 16 or 17, 2018
By Hakeem Gbadamosi, Akure

The late Khadijat Oluboyo (25) and her murderer, her fiancee, Seidu Sakiru Adeyemi (27) who confessed he killed her for ritual purposes.

A Magistrate Court, sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State capital, on Monday ordered the remand of Seidu Sakiru Adeyemi, the suspected killer of the daughter of the former deputy governor, Khadijat Oluboyo, in prison.

The 27-year-old suspect was dragged and arraigned before the Magistrate Court, was charged on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder, an offence contrary to Section 316 of the Criminal Laws of Ondo State of 2006.

In the charge sheet, Adeyemi was alleged to have killed 25-year-old Khadijat, who was his girlfriend and buried her in his room.

The charge read “That you, Seidu Sakiru Adeyemi and others at large on the 27th day of July 2018, at about 7:30 pm at Aratusi street, Oke Aro, Akure, did conspire with others to a felony to wit murder contrary to section 324, Ondo State law of 2006.

“That you did kill one Khadijat Oluboyo, 25, by strangulating her to death and bury her inside your room contrary to Section 316, Ondo State law of 2006”.

The Police Prosecutor, Mary Adebayo, who briefed the court, said the accused killed Khadijat and tried to conceal the killing by burying the body of the victim inside his room.

The police prosecutor told the court that since it was a murder case the court had no jurisdiction and pleaded for his remand in prison

Adebayo prayed the court for an application to remand the accused pending the advice from the Department of Public Prosecution.

Counsel to the suspect, Taiwo Gbadebo, however, did not oppose the application.

In her ruling, Magistrate Victoria Bob Manuel ordered the remand of the suspect in Olokuta till the 23rd August 2018, pending the advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

She also directed the police to hand over the original copies of his case file to the Ministry of Justice.

Adeyemi was arrested by police in Ondo State over the killing of her girlfriend, Khadijat for ritual purpose.

He was said to have dug a grave in his room where he buried her and covered it with her mattress for six days before he was arrested.

Khadijat, a final year Student of the State-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, (AAUA)’s decomposing body was found in Adeyemi’s room.

Source: Killer of former Ondo deputy governor daughter remand in prison
Nigerian Tribune, July 16 or 17, 2018

Also read:

The tragic story of Khadijat

Published: July 16 or 17, 2018
Editorial, Nigerian Tribune

The late Khadijat Oluboyo, a final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Nigeria.

THERE is a sense in which the recent murder of Miss Khadijat Adenike Oluboyo, the daughter of the immediate past deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, allegedly at the hands of her lover of eight years, represents a sad commentary on the abyss into which national values have sunk in Nigeria. Not only does the narrative of Khadijat’s killing drip with the increasingly loose, lewd and base direction of youth life, it also poignantly shows how futile the attempt to affect their cognition and thought processes through education has been. A university graduate, Khadihat’s lover had, without qualms, told the police how he was recruited into the gang of dupes called yahoo boys, thus confirming the claim of the bereaved father that his daughter was murdered for purposes of money-making rituals.

Khadijat was killed in the bid for voodoo money which social commentators affirm is the latest fad in town among “the big boys.” The big boys are the noveaux riches who have little or no means of livelihood but cultivate extravagant lifestyles through fraud and various wild schemes and scams. Max Weber, the famous 19th century social scientist, once posited that one of the “functions of science was to disenchant the universe,” by which he meant the suspension of myths and superstitions. But in Nigeria, young people are returning to the medieval age and resurrecting myths and superstitions in their quest for the means with which to cope with modern-day challenges.

Their peers in the West, people like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, have created immense wealth for themselves using their ingenuity and intellect. They created universal platforms for social communication through digital technology. Sadly, however, Nigerian youths would prefer the bizarre method of gory and gruesome murder to, in their wild imagination, attract wealth through voodoo. Often, people are propelled into action by their knowledge and persuasions and it is tragic that the country’s youths seem to have been persuaded, ensnared and obviously propelled into these bizarre actions by atavism. They must have watched their fathers in politics and the bureaucracy visiting shrines and thought it fit and proper to replicate such means for immediate social prominence. This is certainly a development for which a disoriented society like Nigeria must take the rap.

The youths pick their models from their immediate environment in politics and business and, to be frank, there aren’t many in these sectors to provide any positive inspiration. Many of these youths are more disoriented than the society that has produced them. They want immediate gratification in their quest for sudden wealth. The gap of inequality between the rich and the poor has also increased the desperation among the people. They seek immediate wealth with scant regard for the legitimacy or otherwise of the means for doing so. There is also the influence of peer groups on these youths. Truth be told, the older generation is not quite exemplary in form and content, and is offering no help to the incoming generations.

It is unfortunate and regrettable that these youths are already too immersed in living on the fast lane to have any sense of moral rectitude and retrace their steps. To a great extent, parents and guardians have been negligent in giving them a positive direction during their socialisation processes. For the youths, for whom experts insist that examples are better than precepts, it is little wonder that they have eventually turned up the way they have. The Nigerian society, in particular government at all levels, must urgently contemplate redeeming these disoriented youths for the sake of the country’s future.

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and other information agencies have a great responsibility to offer a moral compass through the available platforms to influence the thinking of the youths and hopefully their eventual actions. It is dangerous to have the young generation hooked to an obviously redundant belief system in a world gravitating towards science, technology and artificial intelligence. In that world, they will be savages long overdue for extinction. We commiserate with the Oluboyos and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Needless to say, the killer must get his just deserts.

Source: The tragic story of Khadijat
Nigerian Tribune, July 16 or 17, 2018

Ondo State – Nigeria

More on Ondo ‘money ritual’ murder case (Nigeria)

I Killed former Ondo deputy governor’s daughter for Money Rituals – Boyfriend

Published: July 14, 2018

“I would have been stinking rich after seven days if I hadn’t been caught”

The Saga surrounding the murder of Khadijat the daughter of the immediate past deputy governor of Ondo State as the main suspect who also happens to be her boyfriend confessed to killing the young woman for Money ritual purposes.

After having denied direct involvement in the death of the Adekunle Ajasin University undergraduate initially, Alao Adeyemi, the suspect in the killing of the daughter of the deputy governor of Ondo state has confessed to the crime, revealing that he killed Khadijat for ritual purposes.

He had initially said that he only provided a digger for two accomplices which was used to dig the grave where Khadijat was buried in his room.

He said he was supposed to become stinking rich after sleeping with the corpse of the deputy governor’s daughter for 7 days; He was caught on the 6th day by his brother who promptly reported him to the police.

Adeyemi also known as ‘QS’ confessed to dismembering Khadijat’s body in order to bury her in a corner of his room which he succeeded in doing, burying the deceased in a grave dug in his bedroom and sleeping on it for six days before he was caught; the seventh day was supposed to be the final day.

A source said Adeyemi disclosed during interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that he scrapped the hair of the deceased and also removed her private part which he had taken to his native doctor in Ondo town for money ritual before burying her in the grave.

The suspect had taken the deceased for dinner at a restaurant and a bar afterwards before taking her home and killing her in connivance with two others who are still at large. After the deed had been done, the suspect used perfumes and insecticides in the room to subdue the odour from the decomposing corpse before he was arrested on the sixth day.

A police source said the suspect’s quest to get rich quickly made him kill Khadijat on the advise of a native doctor in Ondo town who reportedly informed him that the money ritual he was requesting for will require some human parts of a very close acquaintance.

Adeyemi an internet fraudster in turn acted on the advice of said native doctor and decided to settle for his girlfriend as a victim for his ritual activities.

Source: I Killed former Ondo deputy governor’s daughter for Money Rituals – Boyfriend
The Herald Nigeria, July 14, 2018

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Ex-Deputy Governor Oluboyo: The travails of a bereaved

Published: July 14, 2018
Posted By: Damisi OJO
In: News, News Update

When Khadijat Adenike Oluboyo joined the family of the immediate past deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo and his wife Fatimat some 25 years ago, the joy of the family knew no bounds. Well-wishers came from far and near to rejoice with the Muslim family in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko Northeast Local Government, over the arrival of the new baby.

Without a doubt, the excited parents must have vowed to live up to their responsibilities to ensure that the beautiful girl ranked among the best in her generation. She began her elementary school early, graduating into secondary school and lately to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, where she was in the final year, preparing her project in preparation for her first degree.

Unfortunately, Khadijat was cut down in her prime in a mysterious manner.

While it is generally believed that death can come at any time, the one that visited Oluboyo’s family while they anxiously awaited the day their affectionate daughter will join others for her graduation after spending a fortune to raise her to this level, was most shocking, given the circumstances that surrounded it.

The former deputy governor, his wife and other relations have been traumatised by the avoidable tragedy. His Alagbaka Extension residence in Akure, the state capital, has witnessed an influx of symphatisers since the sad incident. Political associates, religious groups and friends have all expressed shock over the death of the late Khadijat, the second child in the family. The bereaved father has alleged that Khadijat was killed for ritual purposes by her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao, who was said to have completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2017, although the accused boyfriend has since denied the allegation, saying some strangers Khadijat invited to his house were responsible for her death. Grieving Oluboyo said the suspected killer wanted to give an impression that Khadijat was kidnapped after sniffing life out of her. He also believes that his daughter was hypnotised, considering the situation surrounding her leaving the campus on June 28.

The former Deputy Governor said: “We got to know that Khadijat was missing on Monday, July 2. Somebody called us that she was not available on the campus and we started looking for her. “We got in touch with her friends in the university. Her closest friend told us that they finished lecture on a Thursday and took the same vehicle to their houses. “The Friday was lecture-free. When the friend got to the room on Monday morning and could not see her, she started calling her phone numbers ceaselessly.” The bereaved father said he sent some pocket money for Khadijat’s feeding that Friday, stressing that the usual thing was that immediately she got the bank alert, she would call him back to appreciate it. But on that particular day, there was no response, a situation that prompted her mother to start calling her.

Oluboyo said Alao gave the impression that Khadijat was kidnapped on her way from his house. He noted that the way her daughter was discovered in the suspect’s room showed that the killing was for ritual purposes, adding that prayers had to be organised before the victim’s decomposed body could be found. However, Oluboyo, a devout Muslim, took his pains in good faith, saying: “I have left everything to God to judge, His judgment is more than the verdict of any human being.” Symphatisers have been trooping in from across the state and beyond to commiserate with the distressed family. Among them were the lawmaker representing Akoko Northwest/Northeast Federal Constituency, Hon. Friday Olemija, who expressed shock over Khadijat’s death.

He condemned the manner the deceased was killed by his so-called longtime lover, urging the police to urgently prosecute the case to bring the perpetrators to book and praying God to grant the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the loss. Also, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu commiserated with Oluboyo over the gruesome murder of his daughter. Akeredolu, who spoke through his deputy, Agboola Alfred Ajayi, while paying a condolence visit to Oluboyo at his residence in Akure, described the incident as a big blow to the bereaved family.

The governor was accompanied by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, and the State Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi. He urged the bereaved family, as believers in Allah, to submit to the will of God who gives and takes life. Akeredolu prayed that Allah will comfort the family over the loss and spread His wing of protection over all the people she left behind. The governor lauded the security operatives for being proactive in apprehending the suspect allegedly behind the death of Khadijat. He assured that the suspect would face the wrath of the law if at the end he is found guilty. Oluboyo, who described his daughter’s death as devastating, thanked Akeredolu for showing the family strong support and care despite their different political affiliations.

Source: Ex-Deputy Governor Oluboyo: The travails of a bereaved
The Nation, July 14, 2018

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I killed Khadijat Oluboyo to become rich in 7 days – Suspect

Published: July 13, 2018
By : Nnenna Ibeh

Khadijat Oluboyo murdered by her fiance of eight years in Ondo and the suspected killer: Adeyemi Alao

– Alao Adeyemi, the suspect in the killing of the daughter of the deputy governor of Ondo state has revealed why he committed the crime
– Adeyemi said he killed Khadijat for ritual purposes
– According to him, he was supposed to become very rich after seven days of killing the deceased

The prime suspect in the killing of Khadijat Oluboyo, a daughter to the former deputy governor of Ondo state, Alao Adeyemi, has said that he killed her to become rich.

Adeyemi confessed to killing Khadijat with the sole purpose of becoming rich within a period of seven days.
According to Vanguard, sources at the Nigeria Police said the suspect also known as QS dismembered Khadijat’s body in order to bury her in a corner of his room.

The suspect, a son of a bricklayer, Alhaji Alani Alao, who hails from Osun state buried the deceased in a grave he dug in his bedroom, and slept on the decomposing corpse for six days before he was found out.
A source said Adeyemi during interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) disclosed that he scrapped the hair of the deceased and also removed her private part which he had taken to his native doctor in Ondo town for money ritual before burying her in the grave.
It was gathered that a night before her death, Khadijat and Adeyemi went to a restaurant for dinner and branched at a drinking joint before they retired to the lover boy’s New Oke-Aro extension residence. While he was joined by two others, who are at large to commit to heinous crime, Adeyemi continued to spray insecticide and perfume to subdue the odour from the decomposing body. He was arrested on the sixth day after the killing happened.

A police source said if Khadijat’s body had been allowed to continue decomposing in Adeyemi’s house, he would have become stinking rich. The source said Adeyemi’s quest to get rich quickly made him kill Khadijat after a native doctor in Ondo town reportedly informed him that the money ritual he was requesting for will require some human parts of a very close acquaintance. The advice by the native doctor led Adeyemi, a Yahoo Plus Club (internet fraudsters) member, to settle for his girlfriend as a victim of his ritual activities.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Adeyemi had denied killing the daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo state. He claimed he was not directly involved in the killing of Khadijat. Adeyemi speaking while he was paraded by police said he only provided a digger for two accomplices which was used to dig the grave where Khadijat was buried in his room.

Source: I killed Khadijat Oluboyo to become rich in 7 days – Suspect (scroll)
The Herald Nigeria, July 13, 2018

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Ex-Ondo Dep Gov’s daughter’s murder: Suspect’s family disappears

Published: July 13, 2018
By Dayo Johnson

Late Khadijat Oluboyo

Akure—Barely 24 hours after the suspected killer of the daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo State, Adeyemi Alao was paraded by Police, his family members have vacated their residence. Adeyemi was paraded by the police in the state for alleged ritual killing of his fiancée of eight years Khadijat and burying her in inside his room. Khadijat was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, before her murder.

The father of the suspect Alhaji Alani Alao reportedly moved out of the house with his family members late Wednesday to an unknown destination.

Vanguard gathered that this was sequel to the parade of their son by the state Police command.

The main building where the father of the suspect resided and the boys-quarters where the suspect and three other tenants lived were desolate yesterday.

The doors and windows to the two building were shut while the father Mercedes Benz with Osun State registration number had been removed from the frontage of his house.

A neighbour told Vanguard that many people trooped to the house located at the new Oke Aro extension that same Wednesday their son was paraded by the Police and yesterday after they saw the suspect on the television stations and heard of his atrocities on Radio.

“They just left the house because of the shame the incident had brought to the family,” the neighbour added, saying they did not confide in anybody before leaving, but that he just noticed that the father and members of family drove out of the house late on Wednesday and had not returned yesterday.

He said: “Not one soul slept in the two buildings overnight and there is no guarantee that anyone will sleep there for some time.

“It is clear that they have relocated because of the shame and the name calling that the incident would attract to them. It’s really unfortunate.”

Recall that the mother of the suspect simply referred to as Alhaja, the three tenants in the boys quarters and some landlords had before now gone into hiding for fear of arrest by security operatives investigating the murder case.

Father mourns

Meanwhile, the father of the deceased, Alhaji Lasisis Oluboyo said due to his religion, he would not seek vengeance against his daughter’s alleged killer in the law court.

He said this when a delegation of the state government led by the deputy governor Agboola Ajayi and Information Commissioner, Yemi Olowolabi, visited him.

Alhaji Lasisi who described her daughter’s death as devastating thanked the government for showing the family strong support and care despite their different political affiliation.

Gov Akeredolu condoles with family

The state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, earlier commiserated with the family of Lasisi over the gruesome murder of their daughter.

Akeredolu who urged the bereaved family as believers of Allah to submit to the will of God who gives and takes life prayed that Allah will comfort the family over the loss and spread his wing of protection over all others she left behind.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye lauded the security operatives for being proactive in apprehending the suspect allegedly behind the death of Khadijat.

The governor lauded the security operatives for being proactive in apprehending the suspected killer and urged them to carry out a thorough investigation and ensure that justice is served in the matter. Akeredolu, however, advised youths, especially students, to face their studies and to always shun acts that are capable of jeopardising their future.

Source: Ex-Ondo Dep Gov’s daughter’s murder: Suspect’s family disappears 
Vanguard, July 13, 2018

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Ex-Ondo Dep Gov’s daughter’s murder: My girlfriend came with boys that raped, strangled her—Suspect

Published: July 12, 2018
By Dayo Johnson

Late Khadijat Oluboyo

Police describe his story as cock and bull

Akure—Adeyemi Alao, yesterday, said the two boys that raped and killed his fiancée, Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of the former deputy governor of Ondo State, came with her to his room.

The deceased was allegedly murdered for ritual purpose by her fiancée and buried inside his room at his Oke Aro extension residence in Akure.

This came as family sources hinted that the victim has been buried after the completion of post-mortem examination.

Alao, who was paraded by the state Police Command, said he joined cyber crime, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo, this year but upgraded to Yahoo Plus to earn more money.

According to him, his friend introduced him to Yahoo Plus, which involves ritual activities after he complained to his friend that he was not getting the expected money from being a member of Yahoo club.

Speaking during an interview before he was paraded, the suspect said: “Khadijat has been my girlfriend since 2010 and she visited me to help her in writing her final year project. She slept in my place on Thursday and left the following day.

“She sent a text message to me on Monday, July 2, that I should send some money to her. But I was surprised to see her that same Monday when she came with two boys to my room.

“I left her in my room with the two boys, but they called me 30 minutes later and when I came in one of the guys brought out a gun and ordered me to kneel down, while the other was making love to Khadijat, who was naked on my bed.

“Khadijat was begging them to leave, promising not to tell anyone about what happened. But they strangled her and ordered me to get a digger and shovel. I thought they wanted to use the chance to escape. “But when I came back to the room, they were still there and ordered me to dig the grave, where we buried her and covered it with the rug.”

‘I don’t know the boys’

Asked why he failed to alert his parents or tenants when he was ordered to look for the digger and shovel, Alao said: “The tenants were busy watching a World Cup match and the noise from the home theatre in my room was too loud to make them know what was happening even when we were digging the grave in my room.

“The two boys left after burying her and I couldn’t sleep in my room that day. I had to sleep in my brother’s room and I could not tell anyone because no one would believe my story.

“I don’t know the two guys. Although they have visited my place thrice with Khadijat, I don’t know them or their names. I have been dating Khadijat since 2010 and know nothing about these boys; she invited them. I don’t know their names, but I can recognise them.”

On motive, the suspect said: “I did not kill Khadijat for money ritual, though I joined Yahoo business this year and never made any headway. I later joined Yahoo Plus to make more money, but I not to do any ritual.”

Police react

However, the state’s Police image-maker, Femi Joseph, described the suspect’s defence as infantile and dismissed his “cock and bull story.” His words: “His defence is very infantile and does not hold any water. I am very sure in the next 24 hours, when he will be charged to court, he should begin to talk.”

Police sources hinted that the defence put up by the suspect was to divert attention as he had confessed during interrogation that he and the other suspects, now at large, killed the victim for rituals.

Meanwhile, the Police image-maker, while speaking on the arrest, said the Command was alerted by an informant.

According to Joseph, “we met the suspect, who happened to be the boyfriend of late Khadijat, in his room trying to pack her remains in a sack. This is to tell you that he killed Khadijat.

“The suspect mentioned some other suspects, now at large, but we found out that he single-handedly looked for digger and shovel, dug the grave and buried Khadijat.”

Source: Ex-Ondo Dep Gov’s daughter’s murder: My girlfriend came with boys that raped, strangled her—Suspect
Vanguard, July 12, 2018

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Killer of Oluboyo’s daughter confesses, mentions two accomplices

Published: July 12, 2018
By Hakeem Gbadamosi, Akure

The late Khadijat Oluboyo

INDICATIONS emerged on Wednesday that two other accomplices partook in the killing of the daughter of the former Ondo deputy governor, Khadijat, who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend for money ritual.

The main suspect, Adeyemi Alao, who made this confession during his parade by the Ondo State Police Command in Akure, the state capital, said the two other suspects took to their heels after killing the final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

Explaining how the young lady was murdered, Adeyemi said her girlfriend of eight years was killed by the other two suspects but he dug the grave inside his room where the girl was buried.

Giving the graphic details, Adeyemi said “Khadijat was my girlfriend since 2010 and she visited me to help her in writing her final project in school. She slept in my place on Thursday and left on Friday the following day.

“She sent a text message to me on Monday, 2nd July that I should send some money to her. But I was surprised to see her that same Monday when she came with two boys to my room.

“I left her in my room with the two boys but when they called me some 30 minutes later, one of the guys brought out a gun and ordered me to kneel down while one of them was making love to Khadijat who was naked on my bed”

Adeyemi said further, “Khadijat was begging them to leave and promising not to tell anyone about what happened but they strangulated her in the process and ordered me to go and bring digger and shovel.

“I thought they wanted to use that to escape from the scene of the incident but when I entered the room they were still there and ordered me to dig the grave where we buried her in my room and covered it with the rug. ”

Asked why he failed to alert his parents or tenants when he was ordered to look for the diggers, he said “the tenants were busy watching World Cup match and the noise from the home theater in my room was too loud to make them know what was happening even when we were digging the grave in my room.

“The two boys left after burying her and I couldn’t sleep in my room that day and I had to sleep in my brother’s room because I wasn’t myself and I couldn’t tell anyone because no one will believe my story.

“I don’t know the two guys, though they have visited my place thrice with Khadijat I don’t know them or their names. I have been dating Khadijat since 2010, she was my girlfriend but I knew nothing about these guys, she invited them, I don’t know their names but I can recognise them.”

When queried the motive behind the killing, the suspect said: “I did not kill Khadijat for money ritual, though I joined Yahoo business this year and never made any headway I don’t plan to do any ritual”.

But the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph, described the suspect defence as infantile saying Adeyemi implicated some people while the command has been trying to get those people.

He said, “his defence is very infantile and does not hold any water and I am very sure in the next few hours he should begin to talk”.

Speaking on the suspect arrest, Joseph said the command was alerted by an informant while the police from the state responded and arrested the suspect at his residence.

He said “we met the suspect who happened to be the boyfriend to the late Khadijat, in his room trying to pack the remains in a sack and this is to tell you that he killed Khadijat.

“According to him, he mentioned some other suspects now at large but we found that he single-handedly looked for digger, shovel, dug a grave in his room and buried Khadijat

“The Police immediately swooped on him, and on close observation of his residence, it was discovered that the suspect had actually buried the missing girl for six days and was planning to exhume the remains and finally dispose of them.

“According to him, he was not comfortable with the stench coming from the decomposed body as it was not properly buried.

“The suspect will soon appear in court while the effort is on to arrest the alleged accomplices.

Source: Killer of Oluboyo’s daughter confesses, mentions two accomplices
Nigerian Tribune, July 12, 2018

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BOYFRIEND OF FORMER-ONDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER, KHADIJAT OLUBOYO, GIVES SHOCKING DETAILS OF HOW SHE WAS KILLED

Published: July 12, 2018
Information Nigeria
Adeyemi Alao, the boyfriend of Khadijat Oluboyo, the late daughter of the former Ondo state deputy governor, has given shocking details of how she was killed.

On Sunday July 8th, Khadijat’s body was found in a grave Adeyemi dug inside his room after he allegedly killed her for ritual purposes.

Adeyemi who made his confession during his parade by the Ondo State Police Command in Akure, the state capital, said two other persons worked with him in killing Khadijat who was until her death a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

Explaining how the young lady was murdered, Adeyemi said,

“Khadijat was my girlfriend since 2010 and she visited me to help her in writing her final project in school. She slept in my place on Thursday and left on Friday the following day. She sent a text message to me on Monday, 2nd July that I should send some money to her. But I was surprised to see her that same Monday when she came with two boys to my room. I left her in my room with the two boys but when they called me some 30 minutes later, one of the guys brought out a gun and ordered me to kneel down while one of them was making love to Khadijat who was naked on my bed. Khadijat was begging them to leave and promising not to tell anyone about what happened but they strangulated her in the process and ordered me to go and bring digger and shovel. I thought they wanted to use that to escape from the scene of the incident but when I entered the room they were still there and ordered me to dig the grave where we buried her in my room and covered it with the rug. ”

Asked why he failed to alert his parents or tenants when he was ordered to look for the diggers, he said:

“The tenants were busy watching World Cup match and the noise from the home theater in my room was too loud to make them know what was happening even when we were digging the grave in my room. The two boys left after burying her and I couldn’t sleep in my room that day and I had to sleep in my brother’s room because I wasn’t myself and I couldn’t tell anyone because no one will believe my story. I don’t know the two guys, though they have visited my place thrice with Khadijat I don’t know them or their names. I have been dating Khadijat since 2010, she was my girlfriend but I knew nothing about these guys, she invited them, I don’t know their names but I can recognize them.”

He denied killing Khadijat

“I did not kill Khadijat for money ritual, though I joined Yahoo business this year and never made any headway I don’t plan to do any ritual”.

Reacting to Adeyemi’s claims, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph, dismissed it, saying his defence is infantile:

“His defence is very infantile and does not hold any water and I am very sure in the next few hours he should begin to talk”.

On how the suspect was arrested, the police spokesperson said:

“We met the suspect who happened to be the boyfriend to the late Khadijat, in his room trying to pack the remains in a sack and this is to tell you that he killed Khadijat. According to him, he mentioned some other suspects now at large but we found that he single-handedly looked for digger, shovel, dug a grave in his room and buried Khadijat. The Police immediately swooped on him, and on close observation of his residence, it was discovered that the suspect had actually buried the missing girl for six days and was planning to exhume the remains and finally dispose of them. According to him, he was not comfortable with the stench coming from the decomposed body as it was not properly buried. The suspect will soon appear in court while the effort is on to arrest the alleged accomplices”.

Source: Boyfriend of former-Ondo Deputy Governor’s daughter, Khadijah Oluboyo, gives shocking details of how she was killed
Information Nigeria, July 12, 2018

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I leave the killer of my daughter to God’s judgement – Oluboyo

Published: July 11 or 12, 2018
By Hakeem Gbadamosi, Akure

Former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo

MORE facts emerged on Monday, on the killing of Khadijat, the daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, who was killed by her boyfriend for an alleged money ritual.

Speaking with Nigerian Tribune at his residence in Monday, Oluboyo said his daughter was killed for ritual purposes and maintained that the young lady was charmed and hypnotized, saying her daughter could not have gone to the suspect house on her own volition.

The former Deputy Governor while reacting to the death of Khadijat however, said he has decided not to go to court over the killing of his daughter, saying, “to me, I don’t want anything, God’s judgment is more than all the human’s verdict.”

It was discovered that the suspects, Adeyemi Alao, killed the young Khadijat and dug a grave in his room where he buried her and covered it with a mattress for six days before he was arrested.

According to him, the family got to know that the final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, was missing last Monday and while all efforts to find proved abortive, they resorted to prayers.

He said “We got to know that Khadijat was missing on Monday 2nd July 2018 when one of her friends called us from school that she was missing and we started looking at her.

“I sent money for her feeding on Friday, the usual thing is that when she got bank alert, she would call me back to thank me. But this day, I did not get a response from her. I told her mother and she started calling her but her phones were switched off.

“We got in touch with her closest friends in the school, who told us that they finished lecture on Thursday evening and took the same motorcycle to their houses, but said they have no lecture on Friday. She said she was surprised not to see Khadijat at the lecture room on Monday and started calling her numbers.

“We started calling her number and it did not get through. Later the phone rang, someone picked it and we were hearing the underground sound. The phone was later switched off again.

“Later we got a text that the mouthpiece of the phone is not good and that she would call when she changed the sim card to another phone. With that, we thought that everything was settled. We were waiting anxiously for the call.”

Oluboyo said the same message was sent to Khadijat’s friend but said he got to know that her daughter came to Akure to meet the boy and from what the father of the boy told him, “there is no doubt that they were once boy and girlfriends. They met each other at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

“When we started looking for the girl, the father called me, he said he is the father of Adeyemi, and my daughter came to their house on Thursday and left on Friday morning and confirmed that my daughter used to come in the past but stopped suddenly.”

Oluboyo explained further that the family received a call from unknown men who claimed to have kidnapped the young lady and promised to get across to the family, saying the suspects were using diversionary tactics to buy time.

He said when the family was waiting for the next instruction from the kidnappers they tracked Khadijat numbers saying “my daughter has four numbers and two handsets. The old number she was using was kept in her bag.

“What happened was that when we tracked the first number, it went off immediately after roadblock at Owo. The second number went off after Oba-Akoko. That gave us the impression that she was travelling and kidnapped when she was going back to school.

“We got it on good authority that she came to Akure. When they sent a message that we should wait for the negotiation team, we discovered it was one of the numbers in her bag that they used to send the message to us. It was a perfect arrangement to buy time”.

He, however, said the family resorted to prayers which yielded results, saying “when we tried our best, we organized prayers and when we finished with the prayers, he got the heat and said he cannot continue with the ritual.

“He rushed out of his room to confess to his immediate sister who narrated the story to their father and called the police. My daughter was not found under the bed, the boy has no bed. The boy dug a grave in his room, and put his foam on the grave and was sleeping on the grave.

“The boy killed her for ritual purposes. It is not that the girl was not well-fed. I am sure my daughter did not go to the boy’s house on her own volition.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, Adeyemi Alao but said the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Gbenga Adeyanju, would address the public on the incident after the completion of investigations.

Source: I leave the killer of my daughter to God’s judgement – Oluboyo
Nigerian Tribune, July 11 or 12, 2018

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Ghost of ex Deputy Gov’s daughter shows way to killer

Published: July 11, 2018
By Jude Egbas

Before her passing, Khadijat was studying in the department of Educational Management at the Adekunle Ajasin University.

The ghost of the daughter of a former deputy governor of Ondo State, reportedly led the way to her killer.

The ghost of Khadijat Oluboyo, slain daughter of a former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo, is reportedly stalking the land, according to a Vanguard report.

Khadijat Oluboyo was found dead underneath her boyfriend’s bed on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Oke Aro extension, Azure, Ondo area.

The name of her boyfriend has been given as Adeyemi Alao.

Reports allege that she was murdered for ritual purposes.

Alao is now a suspect who has been taken into police custody.

Ghost and other tales

Vanguard reports however, that it was Khadijat’s ghost that alerted authorities and the family to her decomposing body underneath the bed.

Vanguard quotes a neighbor as saying that it was the ghost of Khadijat that appeared to Mutiu; the younger brother of Adeyemi, in their father’s house.

The ghost subsequently led Mutiu to Adeyemi’s room where the suspect was frantically trying to conceal the corpse.

The suspect was said to be residing at the boys’ quarter in his father’s compound at the time of the murder.

Reports say he was trying to evacuate Khadijat’s decomposing corpse from under his bed when his brother, Mutiu, found him out.

Vanguard quotes the neighbor as saying ”it was when the ghost appeared to Mutiu that he went to his brother’s room and discovered that he was trying to evacuate the decomposing body from his room”.

The late Khadijat has been described as a reserved person who rarely spoke with neighbours.

Khadijat was a final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

Tenants flee

Adeyemi’s father, Adekunle Alao was arrested after the decomposing corpse was found, but he has since been released after being exonerated by Mr. Oluboyo, reports say.

Vanguard reports that tenants and several landlords in the neighbourhood of the Alaos, have gone into hiding.

Vanguard quotes a source as saying that tenants of Adekunle Alao, many landlords and the mother of Adeyemi who is simply referred to as Alhaja, “have bolted for fear of arrest by the police since the strange discovery in the area”.

Adeyemi had just completed the mandatory NYSC scheme and had reportedly been dating Khadijat for some time.

Former Deputy Governor Oluboyo has asked the police to ensure that the murderer(s) of his daughter are made to face the full wrath of the law.

Killing for ritual and get-rich-quick purposes are commonplace in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. Frequent tales abound of persons being caught with severed body parts like skulls,hands, legs and tongues, across the country.

Source: Ghost of ex Deputy Gov’s daughter shows way to killer
Pulse Nigeria, July 11, 2018

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Police parade Ex-Ondo Deputy Governor Daughter’s killer

Published: July 11, 2018
By: Damisi Ojo, Akure

Suspected killer of Khadijat Adenike Oluboyo, daughter of former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, Adeyemi Alao Wednesday said he slept with the corpse of khadijat for six days in his room.

Alao affirmed that late khadijat’s was her lover of over five years.

However, he said he had no intention of killing her when he invited her to his residence at Oke-Aro, Akure until he met her making love with another person in his room.

The suspected killer was paraded Wednesday at the state police headquarters, Akure, the state capital.

He confessed that he dug a grave inside his room in an attempt to bury Khadijat before he was arrested by the Police.

Alao was arrested by the Police last Sunday after the discovery of the corpse of Khadijat, a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.

Late Khadijat, 20, had earlier been declared missing by her parent when she could not be found by her friends in the campus and her parents at home.

The suspect on interrogation confirmed the killing of the deceased.

He however denied responsibility for her death, stressing that he met her dead inside his room.

He accused the late University final student of being notorious for sex.

According to Alao, Late Khadijat could have sexual intercourse with any individual not minding the status or age of the fellow.

He said “she called me that she was in Lagos and I asked what she was doing in Lagos, the response she gave was that she was there to perfect the project she was writing.

“She told me she would come to visit me after leaving Lagos and she came but the following day she went out and returned with two boys who claimed were his brothers.

“I went out one day and when I returned I saw one of the boys she called her friend making love with her. I was furious and I beat her to pulp. The boy escaped because he threatened to shoot me with a gun in his hand.”

Alao denied rumours that he killed Khadijat for ritual purpose.

He confessed that he made arrangements to bury her inside the room, having dug a grave but was eventually caught.

The state commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju assured that the suspected killer would face the full wrath of the law.

He said the suspect will soon be prosecuted, assuring that his other accomplices would be arrested and also face justice.

Source: Police parade Ex-Ondo Deputy Governor Daughter’s killer
The Nation, July 11, 2018

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Police arrest suspected killer of Ex-Ondo Deputy Governor’s daughter

Published: July 9, 2018
By Damisi Ojo, Akure
Ondo State Police command has arrested Adeyemi Alao suspected to be the killer of the daughter of former Deputy Governor of the state, Miss Khadijat Oluboyo.

Khadijat, daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo who was also a one-time Commissioner in Ex-Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s Cabinet was found dead in Alao’s residence on Sunday.

Sources said the deceased had died almost six days before her corpse was discovered inside her boyfriend’s room.

The suspect was said to be staying permanently in Abuja.

It was learnt that Alao had made attempts to bury Khadijat’s corpse in his house at Oke-Aro area of Akure.

According to a source, he had dug a grave in the room, before nemesis caught up with him.

Khadijat, a-20 year old final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko was said to be fond of visiting her ex-lover each time he came to Akure from Abuja and usually passed the night with him.

There were speculations that the suspected killer was a “yahoo boy” who planned to use her late girlfriend for rituals Police spokesman, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) said the suspect was arrested by a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

He said the suspect, who was already in police custody has been cooperating with the police on relevant information on the circumstances that led to the death of Khadijat.

Joseph said the Commissioner of Police will address the press after they conclude their investigations on the matter.

He assured that the case would be thoroughly investigated with a view to establishing facts behind the death of the Ikare-Akoko born University final year student.

The PPRO said the suspect and others who might have involved in the death of Khadijat would be prosecuted.

Source: Police arrest suspected killer of Ex-Ondo Deputy Governor’s daughter
The Nation, July 9, 2018

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“My daughter was used for ritual” Ondo ex-deputy governor, Lasisi Oluboyo says

Published: 10/07/2018 6:44 AM
By Linda Ikeji
A former deputy governor of Ondo State, Lasisi Oluboyo, whose daughter, Khadijat, was found in the room of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao, on Sunday July 8th, has accused the suspect of killing his daughter for ritual purposes.

Khadijat, a student at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, was found dead in Alao’s room.

Reacting to the unfortunate incident, the distraught father who spoke to newsmen yesterday, said his daughter was killed for ritual purposes and maintained that the young lady was charmed and hypnotized, adding that Khadijat could not have gone to Alao’s house on her own volition.

“Somebody called us that she was missing on Monday, July 2, 2018, and we got in touch with her friends in the school. I had sent her money on previous Friday; the usual thing is that when she got bank alert, she would call me back to thank me. But I did not get any response from her that day. On Monday, we called her number and we did not get through. We got a text that the phone was not good and that she would call back.”

Lasisi said his family later organised a special prayer which made the suspect to confess to his sister that he killed Khadijat and used her for ritual purposes.

The former Deputy Governor said he has decided not to go to court over the killing of his daughter, saying, “to me, I don’t want anything, God’s judgment is more than all the human’s verdict.”

Source: “My daughter was used for money ritual” – Ondo ex-deputy governor Lasisi Oluboyo says, Welcome to Linda Ikeji’s blog, by Linda Ikeji at 10/07/2018 6:44 AM

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Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov Speaks on Daughter’s Alleged Ritual Killing

Published: July 9 or 10, 2018
By John Ogunsemore
The Herald NigeriaImmediate-past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo has explained the circumstances surrounding how the decomposing body of his daughter, Khadijat Adenike was found in a shallow ground of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao.

He made the revelation in an interview with New Telegraph.

Khadijat, a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko was said to have gone to the home of Alao, her boyfriend, in the Oke-Aro area of the state capital Akure but did not return.

Oluboyo said, “We got to know that Khadijat was missing on Monday, July 2. Somebody called us that she was missing, we started looking for her. We got in touch with her friends in the school.

“The closest friend told us that they finished the lecture on Thursday. They took the same motorcycle to their houses. On Friday, they had no lecture, when the friend got to the lecture room on Monday and did not see her, she started calling her phone numbers.

“I sent the money for her feeding on Friday, the usual thing is that when she got bank alert, she would call me back to thank me. But this day, I did not get a response from her. I told her mother and she started calling her.

“The phones were switched off.

“But on Monday, we started calling her number but did not get through. Later the phone rang, someone picked it and we were hearing an underground sound. The phones were switched off again. Later we got a text that the mouthpiece of the phone is not good and that she would call when she changed the sim card to another phone. With that, we thought that everything was settled. We were waiting anxiously for the call.”

He added, “Sincerely, it was last Monday that we noticed she was not around. Her friend now called and said she had been calling her numbers. The same person sent a message to that her friend that she was on her way coming. It was then I got to know that she came to Akure to meet that boy. From what the (Alao’s) father told us, there is no doubt that they were once boyfriend and girlfriend.

“They met each other at the College of Education, Ondo.

“When we started looking for the girl, the father called me, he said he is the father of Adeyemi, he said my daughter came to their house on Thursday and left on Friday morning. He said she used to come in the past but stopped suddenly that she is the type he would want his son to marry. I said we were not talking of marriage and that we were looking for her.

“The man called and started praying. When we called, the boy said she came on Thursday and left on Friday.

“My daughter has four numbers. She had two handsets, one with two sim cards, and one with one sim. The old number she was using was kept in her bag. What happened was that when we tracked the first number, it went off immediately after roadblock at Owo.

The second number went off after Oba-Akoko. That gave us the impression that she was travelling and that she was going back to school.

“We got it on good authority that she came to Akure. That gave us the impression that she was going back. When they sent a message that we should wait for the negotiation team, we discovered it was one of the numbers in her bag that they used to send the message to us. It was a perfect arrangement to buy time.”

He explained that, “The boy killed her for ritual purposes. It is not that the girl was not well-fed. The lady did not go there on her own volition.

“The boy dug a grave in his room, buried her and put his foam on the grave and was sleeping on the grave. She was not found under the bed, the boy has no bed.”

On how the deceased’s decomposing body was found, he said, “we organised prayers.
“When we finished with the prayers, he got the hint and said he cannot continue. He rushed out and confessed to his immediate sister. He said this is what I did; I cannot cope, go and help me bring a sack.
The sister rushed to the father and narrated the story.”

While saying he had left everything to God, Oluboyo said, “God’s judgement is more than the entire humans’ verdict. The danger is that if you allow him to go scot-free, he would do it again.”

Source: Ex-Ondo Deputy Gov Speaks On Daughter’s Alleged Ritual Killing
The Herald Nigeria, July 9 or 10, 2018

Ondo State – Nigeria

Nigeria: Former Ondo Deputy governor’s daughter found dead – in what is suspected to be a money ritual

Khadijat Oluboyo, murdered in what is suspected to be a money ritual attempt by her boyfriend Adeyemi Alao popularly known as QS.

Published: July 8 or 9, 2018
By Hakeem Gbadamosi – Akure
Nigerian Tribune Online

Former Ondo deputy governor’s daughter found dead in boyfriend‘s room

Tragedy struck in the household of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, as his daughter Khadijat, was found dead in the house of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao, in Akure, Ondo state capital.

Khadijat decomposing remains were found under the bed of her boyfriend after six days in Akure. The young lady who has been declared missing for the past six days at the school, was found under the bed of her boyfriend in what was suspected to be a money ritual attempt by the boyfriend Adeyemi Alao popularly known as QS.

It was gathered that, Khadijat an undergraduate of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, left her school some seven days ago to see her boyfriend in Akure, only to discover that she has been used for money ritual by Alao.

The source explained that Alao who based in Abuja and Khadijat had been dating him since their secondary school days but met recently and rekindle their love affairs.

She however alleged that late Khadijat was killed by Alao who kept her corpse under his bed for six days as instructed by a native doctor.

She said luck ran against Alao on the sixth day when the body of the daughter of the former deputy governor was discovered by Alao’s younger brother.

She said “the ghost of the lady appeared to Alao’s brother who reported the case to the security operatives in the state. The boy had to report because he could not keep the secret to himself.”

A family source however confirmed that Khadijat was used for money ritual saying the herbalist that prepared the money ritual for Alao is currently at large.

He said the herbalist instructed Alao to keep the corpse for seven days but luck ran out of the Abuja-based boyfriend when his younger brother met the decomposing body of Oluboyo’s daughter in mysterious manner and reported the incident to the police in Akure.

Confirming the incident, the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph, said the command has begun investigation into the matter.

Joseph said the command’s officers discovered the dead body of the undergraduate at a house at Oke-Aro area of Akure following a tip-off.

The Police image maker disclosed that some arrest had been made in connection with the death of the former deputy governor’s daughter, but said the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Gbenga Adeyanju, would address brief the public on the incident after the completion of investigations.

Source: Former Ondo Deputy governor’s daughter found dead in boyfriend’s room 
Nigerian Tribune, July 9, 2018

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Ex-Ondo deputy gov’s daughter found dead in boyfriend’s house

Published: July 9, 2018
By 
New Telegraph

The victim, Adenike Khadijat, and the suspected murderer, her boy-friend Adeyemi Alao.

Daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, has been found dead in the house of her boyfriend at Oke-Aro area of Akure, the state capital. The lady, Adenike Khadijat, a final year student of the state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), was Oluboyo’s first child. Oluboyo is a native of Ikare- Akoko in Akoko North- East Local Government Area of the state. Khadijat is one of the victims of incessant kidnapping, ritual killing and other violent crimes in the Akoko area of the Ondo North Senatorial District.

The violent crimes had made the traditional chiefs under the auspices of Concerned Akoko Traditional Chiefs to call on government to protect not only the lives of the citizens but the traditional institutions in the area.

In recent time, the Oniyani of Iyani-Akoko and his chiefs; the Regent of Akungba Akoko; former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Victor Olabimtan; Mrs. Ogunmilade, wife of the former Chairman of Akoko North- West Local Government; wife of Oba Agunloye, the Alauga of Auga Akoko and her driver were kidnapped in the axis. A family source said the body of Khadijat, who was declared missing six days ago in the school, was found under the bed of her Abujabased boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao popularly known as QS, said to be at large. The source claimed the family suspected Khadijat was murdered for money ritual.

The family source said Alao’s younger brother saw the decomposing body of Oluboyo’s daughter in a mysterious manner and later reported the incident to the police in Akure.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, said policemen discovered the body of the undergraduate at a house at Oke-Aro area of Akure, following a tip-off. The PPRO disclosed that some arrests had been made in connection with the death of the former deputy governor’s daughter.

However, he said a full briefing would be done by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, on the incident after the completion of investigations. Meanwhile, the Association of Concerned Akoko Traditional Chiefs has called on all Akoko Obas to rise up and protest to President Muhammadu Buhari and express their displeasure on the humiliation meted on traditional rulers as targets of kidnapping.

The traditional chiefs, including Olu Ogunsusi, Adejoro Olamomiara and Samuel Ayodele Ojo, called on the National Assembly members including the senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District to table the insecurity situation in Akoko land before the National Assembly as a matter of “urgent attention”.

Source:
Ex-Ondo deputy gov’s daughter found dead in boyfriend’s house
New Telegraph, July 9, 2018

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Ondo ex-deputy governor’s daughter found dead

Published: July 9, 2018

Khadijat, the daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, has been reportedly found dead in the house of her boyfriend, Adeyemi Alao, in Akure, the state capital.

Her decomposing remains were reportedly found under Alao’s bed after six days of search for the 20-year-girl.

Khadijat was declared missing at her school, Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU), Akungba Akoko.

She was found under the bed of her boyfriend in what was suspected to be a strange circumstance.

Sources said she left her school seven days ago to see Alao, who allegedly used her for money ritual.

It was learnt that Alao is based in Abuja.

Khadijat is said to have been dating him since their secondary school days. The tow lover reportedly met recently and rekindled their love affairs.

Alao allegedly kept her body under his bed for six days to follow the instruction of a native doctor.

Nemesis was said to have caught up with Alao on the sixth day when the remains of Khadijat was discovered by his younger brother.

A family source said Khadijat was allegedly used for money ritual, adding that the herbalist who allegedly prepared the ritual for Alao had fled.

He said the herbalist instructed Alao to keep the body for seven days, but luck ran out on him when his younger brother met the decomposing body of Oluboyo’s daughter in a mysterious manner and reported the incident to the police in Akure.

Police spokesman Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the command had launched investigation into the matter.

Joseph said the command’s officers discovered the body of the undergraduate at a house in Oke-Aro area of Akure, following a tip-off.

The spokesman added that some arrest had been made in connection with the death.

He said Police Commissioner Gbenga Adeyanju would brief the media on the incident after the completion of investigation.

Source: Ondo Ex-deputy governor’s daughter found dead
The Nation, July 9, 2018

Nigeria: Man who ripped out friend’s heart for ritual says regrets not started making money yet

Man who ripped out friend’s heart for ritual says regrets not started making money yet (…) …says native doctor used the heart to prepare beans porridge for them.

Federal High Court – Abuja, Nigeria

Published on: June 12, 2018, 1:16 AM
By Esther Onyegbula, Opadiran Doyin, Okpala Amaka & Ofulue Onyedi

LAGOS—A middle-aged man, identified as Daniel, who connived with two of his colleagues to kill and rip out the heart of one of their friends, Isaiah James, for ritual purpose said his only regret is that they had not started making money from the ritual before their arrest.

According to Daniel, who was arrested in Ajah area of Lagos and is being interrogated at the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, alongside three others, “I do regret killing my friend. “I didn’t feel anything while I was removing his heart. Killing a human being is the same thing as an animal. My regret is that we did not succeed in making money before we were arrested.”

‘We were interested in 419’

Recounting the incident that led to them killing their friend and taking his heart, Daniel said: “We are from Chibok in Maiduguri, Borno State. Audu, Ayuba and I conspired and killed our friend, Isaiah James, for ritual purposes. “It was not our initial plan to do so. We wanted to do charms to excel in advance fee fraud, known as 419, but the native doctor we consulted told us that he won’t do charms for us with regards 419. “We asked why and he told us that we are not educated. He told us that we should be literate before we can do 419 successfully. We asked if there was an alternative and he said he would perform a ritual out of sympathy for us. “He told us to provide a human heart. That was the beginning of our problems. When the herbalist told us to bring a human heart, we told him to help us organise it. He promised to do so and charged us N100,000. We paid him N60,000 and promised to balance the N40,000. “However, trouble started few days later when the native doctor called us to say that one of his boys who he sent on the mission for the human heart was shot in the hand by vigilante group members. “He said he won’t be able to provide us with the heart and asked us to provide it ourselves.”

Killing a cousin

On how they got the victim, he said: “At this point we became confused on our next plan of action, until the gang leader, Audu, suggested that he would lure his cousin, who is also my friend, to where they would kill him and pluck out his heart for the ritual. “We called him on phone and told him to meet us at a drinking joint in Ajah, Lagos. He agreed to meet us. He did not suspect foul play and was comfortable with us. We met at night and we started drinking local gin until the wee hours. “We bought him fried yam and at about 1a.m., we said we should go home. As we were walking home, Audu, who was armed with a knife, said he was going to urinate.”

Harvesting

He continued: “The four of us, including our target, went to a corner to urinate. “It was at that point that we all attacked him, pulled him down and hit him with hard objects, while Audu stabbed him. When we noticed that he was dying, Ayuba butchered him and searched inside, but could not find the heart. I collected the knife from him and put my hand inside. “I found the heart. His heart was still beating and pumping blood, when I pulled it out with the help of the knife. “We took it to the native doctor at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. “He used it to prepare beans for us and promised that after eating the beans porridge, we would start making big money. “He said anything we laid our hands on must prosper and requested for the N40,000 balance, which we paid him. We had just finished the meal when the Police came to pick me. “It was a lady, who saw us the night we killed Isaiah, that told his people she saw us in company of Isaiah. “When the Police came to me, I confessed. Unfortunately, the native doctor escaped before Police could apprehend him.”

Source: Vanguard, June 12, 2018
Man who ripped out friend’s heart for ritual says regrets not started making money yet (…) says native doctor used the heart to prepare beans porridge for them.

Related links:
Court remains four for ‘removing colleague’s heart, The Nation, June 12, 2018
4 in court over ‘killing’ colleague for ritual, Blueprint, June 12, 2018
Four men allegedly kill their brother, remove his heart for ritual, Daily Post, June 11, 2018

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