Four ritualists were allegedly arrested with fresh human hearts in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state. The suspects Nurudeen Adeniyi, 34, Tunde Banjo, 29, Temitope Alaba 20, and Tobi Olukoya , 20, all confessed to commiting the crime. The suspects said their victim- a young lady, was brought from Ago Iwoye area. When the lady was resisting sexual advances from them, they hit her with a charm and she couldn't say anything again. Read their confessions below;
Nurudeen Adeniyi, 34, suspect.
Nurudeen Adeniyi is my name, I am 34 years old. I am selling cement and rice and I am an Alfa.
I told him (Banjo) that I need human heart and he said he has a man that can get it for him.
I just take the delivery of this one (hearts) and I have collected two pieces two years ago.
I am not the person that used the one I collected two years ago, the person that used that one is dead now.
I want to use the parts for eyonu, ebe a won agba.
I regret my actions and I want Nigerians to forgive me.
Tunde Banjo, 29, herbalist, suspect.
This my brother asked me that he needs breast and 'TOTO' (female genitals) and one day I was playing in my house and I see this guy with his friend and I told them that one of my brothers need this thing and he said he could get it for me.
He called me one day that he has seen a lady. I was not there when they killed her o but she was killed in my (herbalist) office.
Temitope Alaba 20, suspect
"I was there when they killed the girl but I wasn't the one that killed her. I am an herbalist apprentice.
The girl was killed with a knife.
It was Tobi and 'Asa' (nickname) that killed the girl. They brought her from Ago Iwoye area.
When the lady was resisting sexual advances from them, they hit her with a charm and she couldn't say anything again.
Tobi Olukoya , 20, suspect
I was outside, I don't know how pepe and Tope killed her.
They told me they needed women breast and private part and if I could lure a girl to their place, they would give me 30 thousand naira.
But they only gave me 500 naira to go and eat after the operation.
I picked them from Ago garade.
Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has confirmed the incident;
"You can see a recession of human being back to cannibalism and we would not allow that, that is why when out operatives got this information, we quickly swung into action and rounded them up.
We have interviewed them. That is bestial and we cannot allow that. We have carried out our constitutional duties by arresting them," he said.
Definitely, the right procedure will be taken and they would be charged to court for prosecution.
Nobody will hide under any guise to perpetrate any criminal act in the state and go free, we will definitely get at him. We have our various tactical deployment, we have our covert operations and we are picking them up," he said.