Police arrest prophet for allegedly killing lover for ritual

Written by on August 30, 2018

Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 42-year-old prophet, Olusola Akindele, for allegedly killing his lover, identified as Iya Anu, for ritual.

Akindele’s alleged accomplice, Pastor Ayodele Bamiduro, was equally arrested by the police.

The prophet was said to have invited Iya Anu to his rented apartment in Itoki, Agbado, in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state, where he allegedly killed her after they had had sex.

Akindele was said to have used a pestle-like wood to smash her head.

He was said to have cut off her head, hands, and removed her intestines which he took to the pastor, Bamiduro, the founder of Lion of Judah Church of Christ on Robiyan Street, Abule Ijoko.

The two suspects were later driven to the church, where the head, hands and intestines were buried on the premises.

Akindele, who is also a bricklayer, allegedly dumped the decapitated body of the deceased in an uncompleted building next to a bungalow where he lived.

The decomposing body was recovered by the police and men of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in the area.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, described the act as conspiracy, murder and ritualism.

He said on August 10, 2018, the Baale of Igbore, Femi Kujore, reported the discovery of a decomposing headless body in an uncompleted building in the community to the police at the Agbado Police Division.

He said Akindele confessed that the deceased was his lover and they had dated for two years before he killed her.

Iliyasu said, “On that day, the woman went to visit him as usual and after they made love, the woman dozed off. The suspect surreptitiously brought out a pestle-like wood with which he smashed her head.

“He later cut off her head and two hands before he threw the remains into the uncompleted building next to his residence.

Akindele, however, told News men that he did not know why he killed his lover.

He said, “We had been lovers for two years; she sold alcoholic drinks and she had been pestering me to help her with N10,000.

“That day, she came as usual and I never knew what came upon me as I killed her by smashing her head.”

Bamiduro said although he knew Akindele, he never sent him to kill anyone; a claim that was corroborated by the latter.

Also arrested alongside the suspects was the landlord who gave out the apartment to Akindele, Akinola Oyedele.

Iliyasu said the suspects would face the full wrath of the law as they would be arraigned in a court after the completion of investigation.

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