Monday, May 20, 2024

How I killed my cousin, friends for rituals — Suspect confesses


A 39-year-old fruit vendor, Dolapo Babalola, has confessed on how he killed his cousin and 4 of his associates for rituals at Okeigbo, in Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.

Babalola, who was paraded alongside 18 different suspected criminals, mentioned that he used their physique components for rituals.

Whereas answering questions from journalists, Babalola recounted how he killed his victims and dismembered their our bodies for rituals.

Based on the suspect, he at all times attacked motorcyclists by snatching their bikes from them and thereafter, killed them when his victims acknowledged him.

He added that he attacked his victims with stones and sticks at any time when they acknowledged him after dragging their bikes with them.

He mentioned he had been within the illicit enterprise since 2021, including that they carried out their operations throughout the city and the neighbouring states.

“I’ve killed 5 individuals, together with my cousin and my buddy and snatched their bikes. I killed Opeyemi, who was my buddy and offered the motorbike to at least one man at Ibadan referred to as Toheed.

“I don’t promote human components however I took a part of one in every of my victims’ our bodies to an herbalist in Ondo, who promised to offer me an Ifa Oracle.

“On the level the place we snatch bikes, anybody who struggles with me within the course of will get hit on the top with a giant stone and a stick,” Babalola mentioned.

Whereas parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladapo, mentioned: “Sequel to the arrest of 1 Babalola Daniel, who led police detectives to a shallow grave at Okeigbo the place the corpse of Opeyemi Oyelakin, a business motorcyclist was exhumed, different suspects have been arrested in reference to the case.”

“Additional investigation revealed that the suspect had killed 4 individuals in numerous places and stolen their bikes.

“In April 2023, he killed a motorcyclist in Kabba, Kogi State and Ife alongside Ilesha highway in Osun State and eliminated some components from the corpse for rituals.

“In June 2023, he killed one other motorcyclist at Ondo city and dumped the corpse in a farm at Oboto bush alongside Bolorunduro highway, Ondo city, whereas in October 2023, the suspect and one Sikiru Mutiu, aka S.Ok deceived his childhood buddy by identify Joel Olagoke to take them together with his motorbike to a location the place he was killed, his physique dismembered and handed to herbalists: Mujeeb Lawal and Shina Ojo (each in police custody), for rituals,” he added.

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