Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta
Men from the Ogun state police command arrested five suspects, including a herbalist, for dismembering 45-year-old housewife Memunat Akinda and motorcyclist Ibikunla Ajosa.
The suspects allegedly committed a crime in the Ado-Odo / Ota local government area after the victims were declared missing on October 1, 2020.
The state’s public relations police officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed this in a statement Wednesday.
Oyeyemi said state police have unraveled the mystery of the sudden disappearances of Akinde and Ajose after the suspects were arrested.
PPRO added that the victims disappeared on October 1, 2020, when a woman, who was a fishmonger, left her house in Idoley’s Ado-Odo area to a nearby market to buy fish.
According to Oyeyemi, Akinde hired Ajose to transport her to the market, but both never returned home.
He said, “This prompted the woman’s husband to file a complaint at the Ado-Odo ward headquarters, where the case was formally recorded.
“The case was later transferred to the Kidnapping Unit of the State Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence on the orders of Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun, who gave the team a marching order to unravel the mystery of the two’s disappearance within the shortest possible period.
“The team there started an intelligence-technical investigation and the efforts paid off when one of the suspects, Okediran Monsuru, was found next to Badagry and imprisoned.
“His arrest led to the arrest of three others, Ajaobe on Monday, Akewusole Wajud and Nupo Pone.”
Oyeyemi said the suspects admitted to slaughtering and dismembering the victims as instructed by one Leb.
He added that police had found a woman’s head in a grass sanctuary, while Lebo, who is said to be the contractor, is still being hunted.
PPRO stated, “The four of them admitted to working for the notorious plunder of the country, whom they simply identified as Leba; they said they approached the victims in the village of Abisoye, abducted them and took them to an unfinished building in a bushy area, tied their hands and feet, and later called their principal and informed him that they had managed to get the victims.
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“They further admitted that, when the said Lebo came, he ordered them to slaughter two victims. The trio of Okediran Monsuru, Ajaoba Monday and Akewusola Wajud kept the victims down while Nupo Pona slaughtered them with a sharp cutting mechanism.
“After killing them, the fifth suspect, Dasu Sunday, who is a herbalist, was called, and upon his arrival, the victims were cut into pieces and their parts were loaded into a bag brought by the herbalist, and the parts were taken for money – making rituals.
“The woman’s head was found in the sanctuary of the herbalists. The five suspects, Okediran Monsuru, Ajaoba on Monday, Akewusola Wajud, Nupo Pona and Dasu Sunday, are all in police custody as a serious chase is launched for their main fugitive head, simply known as Lebo. “
Oyeyemi said the CP had ordered the suspects to be charged, while Lebo on the run and others who could be involved in the crime should be hunted down.
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