Two suspects arrested in connection with killing and dismembering of the parts of a man in Oyo Town, Lukman Adekunle Yisa (31) and Usman Salami (26), yesterday confessed to journalists that they laced a cup of tea with a sedative drug, strangled him after he became unconscious and later cut his body into different parts.
The suspects were the forty-two paraded at the Eleyele Police Command, Ibadan, Oyo state capital by the newly-posted Commissioner of Police Mr. Adebowale Williams. They were involved in series of crininal cases including armed robbery, stealing, murder, cultism and fraud, amobg others.
According to the CP, Lukman and Usman with two others (Mustapha and one B.J) now at large, conspired together and lured Wale Adefabi (26yrs) to a hidden place and perpetrated the dastardly act intentionally for ritual purpose.
While parading the duo, the CP said “On 31st May, 2022 the Department of State Services Ibadan upon intelligence gathering arrested and transferred to this department one Lukman Yisa ‘m’ age 31 yrs who was strongly suspected of engaging in ritual killing and selling of human parts. The suspect was also found to be in unlawful possession of flesh suspected to be human flesh.
On the receipt of the case, the principal suspect Lukman Adekunle Yisa ‘m’ upon interrogation confessed to have murdered one Wale Adefabi ‘m’ aged 26yrs who visited him along with his girlfriend one Layelawa Simbiat.
“The principal suspect further mentioned his accomplices in the murder of the deceased as Usman Salami ‘m’, Mustapha and one B.J real name yet unknown. Sequel upon these information detectives from Homicide Section of the Department swung into action and the said Usman Salami ‘m’ was apprehended and he confessed to have murdered the deceased together with the principal suspect and two others namely Mustapha and B.J and the deceased body parts were shared among themselves for ritual.
“The Flesh of the deceased was recovered from the principal suspect and was taken to the University College Hospital (UCH) for Forensic analysis. Investigation in this case is ongoing to apprehend other culprits who were mentioned in the murder of the deceased one Wale Adefabi ‘m’. However, the suspects will be charged to Court accordingly at the conclusion of the investigation”, the CP said.
Confessing, Lukman said “Both of us here are Alfas. BJ and Mustapha came to me and they said they wanted to make ritual for money making, and when they later came with the man (I don’t remember his name), we put a drug in his tea. He drank it and alept off. We then grabbed his neck and strangled him. When he died, we then ised knife to cut his head and other parts. This man neside me, Usman, went away with the head which he said he wanted to help use to make money for BJ and Mustapha who have run away. Other parts were also divided among us”, he told New Telegraph
Corroborating the confession of his accomplice, Usman who claimed that he had many customers he used to prepare spiritual charms for, saidBJ and Mustapha had a quarrel over a phone and one was telling the other that he could kill him. It was this they brought to me and we killed the man”, he said.
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