A 42-year-old bricklayer, Olusola Akindele, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his lover, simply identified as Iya Anu, for ritual purposes.
The suspect allegedly invited the deceased to his rented apartment at Itoki, Agbado, in Ifo Local Government Area of the state, where he allegedly killed her after he had had sex with her.
Akindele, who also claims to be a prophet, was said to have, thereafter, used a pestle-like wood to smash Iya Anu’s head.
The prophet was said to have later cut off her head and hands, while he also allegedly removed her intestines which he allegedly took to a pastor, one Ayodele Bamiduro, the founder of Lion of Judah Church of Christ on Robiyan Street, Abule Ijoko in Ogun State.
Bamiduro has been arrested by the Police.
The two suspects were later driven to Bamiduro’s church, where the victim’s head, hands and the intestines were buried in a far corner of the compound.
The decomposing body has since been recovered by the Police and the men of Vigilante Group of Nigeria in the area.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, described the act as a conspiracy, murder and ritual.
He said Akindele confessed that the deceased was his lover and that they had dated for two years before he killed her.
Bamiduro, on his own part, said though he knew Akindele, he did not contract him to kill anyone. Akindele corroborated the claim.
Also arrested alongside the suspects was Mr. Akinola Oyedele, the landlord who rented his apartment to Akindele.