A-35-year-old suspected ritualist, Yewunu Tanlaju, has confessed how he killed a 17-year-old girl, Taye Gusinu, dismembered and sold her parts for N8,500.
He said he exchanged the severed head, intestines and two hands of the victim for the N8,500.
Tanlaju made the confession yesterday when he was paraded, alongside others by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu.
Iliyasu paraded the three suspects at the Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, in connection with the killing of the 17-year-old girl, alongside some suspected criminals arrested for various crimes across the state.
Explaining how he killed the victim, Tanlaju said, “It was this man (pointing to another suspect, Olusoji Asamo) who told me to bring human parts.
“It was at that time I saw the girl selling puff-puff in one school. I called her, bought puff-puff from her.
“While she was leaving after selling puff-puff to me, I seized her from behind, tied her down and slaughtered her myself. She attempted to shout, but I blocked her mouth.
“This is the second person I have killed. It was in the same area, but I was not caught then. It was the same Soji that requested for human parts then, although I didn’t know what he wanted to use them for.
“When I delivered the parts, he gave me N8,500 because we have not agreed on any amount. But it was N10,000 he gave me when I delivered the first parts.”
However, a 27-year-old herbalist, Asamo, who bought the human parts, denied giving out the contract.
Asamo, who is also a nephew to Tanlaju, said, “It is true that he brought the human parts to me, requesting for money rituals. I collected the parts from him with the intention of reporting the case.
“I didn’t report to the Police because the police station was far from our area. I was the one who took the human parts to Joyi Suru and gave him N8,500 so that he will never be suspicious.”
The Police Commissioner said the arrest of the suspects followed a complaint by the victim’s father, Jimoh Gusinu.
Iliyasu said the arrest was successful with the collaboration of Ogun State Command of Vigilance Service of Nigeria.
The victim’s father who also spoke with newsmen, demanded justice according to the laws of the land to avoid jungle justice.
He said: “The government must also kill them; they are from Tube and I am from Ijofin. We ply the same road and I cannot afford to see police releasing them.
“If I set my eyes on them, I will not be happy and I will attack with whatever I can lay my hands on.
“Therefore, the full weight of the law must be allowed to take its course.”
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