A 40-year-old pastor identified as Olagunju Adetunji, in Kajola, near Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was on Wednesday paraded by the state police command for being in possession of human hands and legs.
Also paraded alongside the Pastor, were Rasheed Ajani, Saka Akeem, Abiodun Adetimilehin, and Adewumi Gbadamosi, an herbalist, for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo.
Wale Olokode, the state Commissioner of Police, said acting on intelligence, operatives arrested the suspects at the Oke Ayepe area of Osogbo and Kajola ljesha.
The CP stated “The suspects were arrested with two decaying hands and two legs of one Kehinde, whose surname and address are still unknown. The principal suspect, one Adewumi Gbadamosi, confessed to the crime and said the victim’s head was given to one Olagunju Adetunji for rituals,”
Gbadamosi told journalists that he shot Kehinde dead while on night guard duty post in Osogbo, adding that after shooting, he mutilated him, took some parts, and threw the remains into a river.
The 50-year-old herbalist explained that he gave the head to Adetunji and his friend, Saka, who had approached him for help because of poor patronage.
He also said Ajani, who was also working as a nightguard, assisted him to carry the deceased after he had killed him.
But Adetunji denied receiving the deceased’s head from the herbalist, but admitted meeting Gbadamosi once in his church after his friend, Adetimilehin, brought him for spiritual help.
Olokode said the suspects would be arraigned before a court after the investigation had been completed.