Man Kills Aged Woman, Sells Her Wrists, Ankles to Ritualist in Ogun
By Guye Muhammed Alhaji
The Ogun Police Command has detained Dauda Bello, 54, for killing elderly woman Mesesi Adisa and selling her wrists and ankles to a suspected ritualist.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesman, stated this in a statement made available to journalists.
The suspect was apprehended on Thursday, following disappearance of the aged-woman who left home on, June 8, 2022 and yet to return home.
Oyeyemi said the report of missing person was submitted at Sabi/Ilupeju station.
“The case was transferred to the Anti-kidnapping unit of the criminal investigation department in the state and an intelligence-based investigation was carried on.
“In the course of the investigation, the SP Taiwo Opadiran-led team traced the last place visited by the victim to be the house of the suspect at Olodo area of Imala.
“The suspect was subsequently arrested and taken to custody for investigation.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have known the victim for quite some time now, and that they were both into the business of children trafficking.
“He stated further that he invited the victim on that fateful day to discuss their usual business, but on getting to his house, he discovered that the victim came with what he thought was a huge amount of money.
“This made him hit the woman on the head with a heavy wooden stick, which made the woman to be unconscious after which he carried the unconscious body of the victim to the bush where he finally sniffed life out of her.
“He confessed further that when he searched the woman’s body, he discovered that the victim only had the sum of N22,200 with her which he took with disappointment.
“Having realised that his aim of getting much money from the victim was in vain, he decided to cut off her two wrists and ankles, which he claimed to have been sold to somebody who is now at large.
“The suspect had taken the Police to the bush where he buried the victim in a shallow grave, and the dismembered body had been recovered and deposited in the mortuary.”
The PPRO however said Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, who commended the team for a thorough job had bordered that the case be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.
Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner had also directed that anybody who was directly or indirectly involved in the case should be brought to book.