Crime Watch

Ogun police arrest prophet, six others for ritual killing

The Ogun Police Command has revealed that its officers arrested a seven-man gang suspected to specialize in trafficking human body parts for money rituals.

One of the suspects apprehended by police on Thursday, is an alleged clergyman identified as Prophet Peter Akiwunmi Ifatosin.

Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, said that a human heart and two kegs filled with human body parts were parts of exhibits recovered from the suspects.

The other suspected ritualists men are; Moses Abidemi, Oluwo Monday, Jamiu Yusuf, Sheriff Agbai and Osojieahen Alioneitoura.

Alamutu explained that the Divisional Police Office in Onipanu received a report of a missing lady, Ms Sulaiimon Adijat, on January 9 who was invited out on a date by one Adebayo Azeez.

The commissioner said investigation revealed that the suspects were involved in a money ritual known as ‘Oshole’ to produce N200 million within seven days.

He said; “Despite frantic efforts to locate her whereabouts, the mobile phone has been switched off since the day she was reported missing. Consequently, the anti-kidnapping unit of the command was drafted to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance, and a technical-based investigation was embarked on.

“Oluwo Monday charged the duo of Agbai and Alioneitouria N800,000 to prepare the materials for the ritual money. Oluwo Monday, in furtherance of his criminal intention, later contacted one Peter, who was not new in the trade of human parts, to source for a lady between the ages of 18 and 20 years.”

The CP said Prophet Peter was to deliver the lady’s mutilated body parts, specifically the head, two breasts, vxgxna, and two wrists that would be used for the alleged ritual.

“However, on January 10, Sheriff and Osojieahen collected the ritual money from Oluwo and travelled back to their location in Edo State. Trouble started when Osojieahen used the ritual element as directed by Oluwo, and complained bitterly that it failed to yield the expected sum of N200m in seven days.

“A search was conducted in the shrine of Moses on February 3 and 10, where female handbags and two cement sacks containing human bones were recovered,” Alamutu added.

The CP noted that all the suspects confessed to the crime and their roles in the ritual activity. He said an investigation was ongoing to arrest other fleeing suspects.