I have built four houses, bought 15 cars for using human parts for money ritual - Suspect gives scary confession.

Suspected ritualists arrested by the police in Ogun state have confessed to trading and using human body parts for money ritual. 

Vanguard reports that Ahmed Iliyasu who is the commissioner of police in the state paraded the suspects while allaying the fears of residents. He said the suspects were arrested by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. He said the first syndicate comprised of two suspects, Lateef Aremu and Kola Sodipo and that they were arrested after they got information about them. 

 He said: “The Federal SARS received information about some ritualists who specialised in using human parts for ritual purposes. So, based on the information, a team was sent to track them down and the effort was successful when two members of the syndicate were arrested at Owode-Egba area of the state. “Kolawole Sodipo and Lateef Aremu were arrested. Recovered from them were human skulls and bones, as well as six live cartridges.” 

Aremu in his confession claimed he was a farmer and herbalist and that the skulls found with him were brought to him by a colleague. “I am a farmer and an herbalist. We were doing a foundation in Itoko where I wanted to build a house; there, we saw these bones and we packed them inside a bag and that is all. 

However, when we wanted to do money ritual, he brought a dry skull for the purpose. “What we did was to grind the skull and add other ingredients, including a white dove and local soap. It has been up to 20 years since I have been in the business. I don’t use human parts all the time. I only do once in a while. “I have built four houses and bought up to 15 vehicles since 1980 when I started this business”. 

Sodipo in his own confession said: “I am a farmer. I know baba (Aremu) to be an herbalist, because he usually comes to see my landlord. I also trained as an herbalist. “Someone came to me requesting for money ritual and I directed him to baba who negotiated and collected N75, 000 from the client but the ritual failed. The man called me to complain and I asked him to collect his money. 

He wasn’t ready to collect the money, he wanted it repeated but it failed again. “I didn’t know anything about the skull. I didn’t take any skull to him. I only specialized in working for petty traders to boost their trade”. The second syndicate paraded comprised of two suspects, Adebayo Mudasiru and Rashid Abass, who were arrested with dried human skulls. The police chief said they were arrested in Abeokuta with a bag containing the skulls and reptiles. 

He said: “They specialised in killing people for the purpose of using human parts for rituals. A team of Federal SARS sighted two men on motorcycle with a suspicious bag and were forced to stop and be searched. “Recovered from their bag were fresh and dry human parts. On interrogation, it was suspected that the men are serial killers with their base at Totoro in Abeokuta. They are Adebayo Mudasiru and Rashid Abass. 

Dry and fresh human parts, human skull, some reptiles and assorted charms were recovered from them.” Mudasiru in his confession said: “We were coming from Itoku to buy some of the ingredients. We didn’t buy the human flesh at Itoku; we collected them from someone in Ijemo area of the town”, the suspect said. 

“We were aware of the contents; human parts are used for money rituals. We actually wanted to use them for ourselves, to draw people’s attention to us and we have been in this job for about five years. 

“We bought the parts from a cleric; the teeth are not costly. I don’t know how many but we bought them for N2, 000; we bought all the human parts, including the skull and flesh, for N12, 000. “We went to an Islamic school in Ijaye area of Abeokuta and we have been doing this, though we didn’t learn this in the Islamic school. 

What we do is to burn the human parts, mix the charred remains with local soap and snail water and use it to bath. We haven’t done it before but that is what we were taught. We were taught to mix lizard, human parts, snail water and other ingredients, we don’t really know how the charms function but that is how we were taught”. The third syndicate also comprised of two men who worked as cemetery guards. The duo, Jimoh Olarenwaju and Babatunde Seun, confessed to exhuming and selling human parts for N10,000 each. 

Olanrewaju said: “We didn’t break into caskets to remove corpses. What we did was to dig the ground and found human corpses that had been buried. “Some graves, which were not concreted and did not have identity, were the ones we got them from. These graves are usually difficult to know. 

But when we dig, we may not know if there is a grave or not. “I sold one human head to a deceased alhaji who was an Islamic cleric, also known as Alfa. He lived at Tinubu Street in Abeokuta North Local Government Area. He didn’t tell me what he wanted to use the human head for. “All the evil things I have done in this life, I believe, was during a period of ignorance; all what we did was done in ignorance”. 
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