Herbalist, artisan arrested for allegedly killing Ogun housewife for ritual

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Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year-old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi, and a 27-year-old bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja, for allegedly killing a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho, and her four-year-old , Peter, for a money-making ritual.

suspects were arrested following a by head of family, Abiola Folorunsho, that his wife and were missing.

The state Police Public Relations , DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said the bereaved husband lodged a complaint at the Ijebu-Igbo divisional police headquarters last week Sunday.

The PPRO added that Abiola complained that efforts to locate his wife and , went out together, did not yield any result.

According to Oyeyemi, upon the , a case of missing persons recorded and the Ijebu-Igbo Divisional Police , SP Kazeem Solotan, detailed crack detectives to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the .

“The detectives there and then embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to the of Olamide Odulaja at Ibadan, State.

“On interrogation, Olamide confessed that he and one herbalist abducted the victim and her son on February 13, 2021, and that the victim and her son were for money ritual at the house of the said herbalist.

“He stated further that the herbalist burnt the woman’s head, which he used for him.

“Upon his confession, detectives went after the herbalist, resides on Araromi Street, Japara Ijebu Igbo.

“On getting to his residence, discovered that the herbalist had taken to his heels having heard about the of Olamide.

“Subsequently, all the adjoining divisions were alerted to be on the lookout for the fleeing suspect.

“He was eventually traced to Kajola village, where he was arrested by the Awa Ijebu with the assistance of hunters and local vigilantes.

“On interrogation, the herbalist confessed that was Olamide Odulaja who approached him for a money-making ritual, following which he asked him to bring the head of a human being as one of the materials to be used.

“He stated further that they both conspired to abduct the woman and her son and slaughtered them for that purpose.

“He confessed further that he burnt the woman’s head with some other herbal materials, which he gave to Olamide to use.

“When asked about the little boy, he said that his head and remains were dumped inside a pit latrine.”

Oyeyemi said the state of Police, Edward Ajogun, commended his men for their display of investigative intelligence.

He said the CP, who described the incident as the height of ’s inhumanity to , warned those looking for a money-making ritual to desist, as only hard work backed with prayer, could lead to success.