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Man kills girlfriend, dismembers body parts for money rituals in Osun

Aman in Osun State, simply identified as Akin, is now on the run after the police arrested his collaborator, Kabiru Oyedun, with dismembered body parts of a woman said to be his girlfriend.

Mr Oyedun, 39, was arrested after the public tipped off the police and was found in possession of dismembered body parts of a yet-to-be-identified woman.

Olawale Olokode, the Osun Police Commissioner, parading the suspect with the body parts of the victim on Friday in Osogbo, said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, at about 9:00 p.m. in his house, in Apomu Town, Isokan Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Olokode said the suspect, in collaboration with one of his friends called Akin, who is still at large, killed the victim at the suspect’s house, where they removed vital parts of her body.

According to the CP, Akin, now at large, was the one who brought the victim to the suspect’s house, informing him that the girl was his girlfriend whom he wanted to kill for money rituals.

Mr Olokode said that the victim was invited from Ibadan by his boyfriend to Apomu, where she was killed and her body parts removed for money rituals.

He said the Divisional Police Officer at Apomu led police officers to recover the body parts of the victim, adding that the police are on the trail of the victim’s boyfriend (Akin).

He, however, called on parents to always monitor their children and wards to know the kind of people they associate with.

The suspect, speaking with Journalists, confessed to the crime, saying that it was his friend (Akin) that strangled and killed the girl, while having sex with her in his room, adding that he only held the girl’s legs while she struggled for life.

The suspect added that his friend (Akin) told him that he wanted to use the girl for money ritual with a promise that he will pay N50,000 for any body part of the victim, if he assisted him to kill the lady.

He said his friend, a herbalist in Ikoyi Town, later took away the girl’s heart after dismembering the body.

He said that it was his neighbour, who suspected that something wrong was going on in his apartment, that alerted the police.