By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four young men for alleged murder of the girlfriend of one of them for rituals.
The young men, whose ages range between 17 and 20 years, are Wariz Oladehinde, 17years; Soliu Majekodunmi, 18years; Abdul Gafar Lukman, 19 years and Mustakeem Balogun, 20 years.
They were arrested on Saturday for killing a girlfriend of Soliu Majekodunmi for money ritual.
The Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi told newsmen that three of the suspects were all arrested following an information received at Adatan Divisional Headquarters from the head of the community security guard, that the suspects were seen burning something suspected to be human head in a local pot.
Oyeyemi explained that upon the information, the DPO Adatan Division, Abiodun Salau, quickly led his detectives to the scene, where the three suspects were arrested, while the fourth one (Soliu Majekodunmi) who happened to be the boyfriend of the murdered girl escaped.
The Police spokesman added that, on interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed that what they were burning in the local pot was the head of the girlfriend of their escaped accomplice.
They confessed further that the girl, who was simply identified as Rofiat, was lured by Soliu to where she was murdered, after which they cut off her head and packed the remains in a sack, and dumped it in an old building.
They subsequently led policemen to the building, where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at the General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
The short cutlass and a knife used in cutting off the deceased head were also recovered.
Oyeyemi noted that following the matching order given to the DPO Adatan by the Commissioner of Police to ensure the arrest of the deceased boyfriend, the DPO and his men eventually arrested the fleeing suspect, Soliu Majekodunmi in his hideout.
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, described the action of the suspects as height of callousness.
The Commissioner also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation with the view to arraign them in court as soon as possible.