A suspected ritualist, Kabiru Oyeduntan, 39, on Friday narrated how he assisted his friend, identified as Akin (alias o’clumsy) to butcher his girlfriend.
He said the girl came to Apomu in Isokan local government area of Osun state from Ibadan to visit the boyfriend on Thursday.
The suspect, who was paraded along with the butchered body at the Osun state police command headquarters in Osogbo, said he was promised parts of the body by his friend for money ritual which he rejected.
According to Oyeduntan, who claimed to be a bricklayer and night guard, Akin had preinformed him of his intention to use the girl’s head and heart for money ritual.
He added that his room was used to receive the deceased and had to vacate it for the lovers to have nice time before they (suspects) embarked on the gory activities.
“I am a native of Ikoyi but reside in Apomu, my mother’s town. The girl is Akin’s girlfriend and she came visiting from Ibadan on Thursday.
“I offered them my room, where they both had a nice time.
“Prior to Thursday, Akin had told me he wanted to use the girl’s head and heart for money ritual.
“So when he was through, I went back into the room and met him trying to strangulate her and I joined him.
“Having killed her, we began to dismember her body, starting from the head, hands and legs.
“We went out to relax and buy marijuana to cool down at market square before I was caught by the coordinator of bricklayers association in my community.
“I believed my neighbours suspected foul play while we were mutilating her body and reported to by coordinator, who in turned alerted some members of the community and I was trailed to the market square where I was arrested
“This is my first time of killing someone, but I think Akin has been in the business for a long time because he was confident that we can kill the girl without being detected,” he said.
He disclosed further that he did not know how Akin disappeared, but wished that he is also arrested and brought to justice, adding that his (suspect) action does not deserve being forgiven.
While addressing newsmen, the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode said the suspect was apprehended following a tip-off from credible sources.
He added that effort is on top gear to apprehend the deceased’s boyfriend while investigation has been opened to ascertain if other people were involved in the act.