A man, Taofeek Hassan, 61, has reportedly killed and dismembered a yet-to-be identified woman for ritual purpose. The incident happened in Ikoga Community, Badagry area of Lagos state.
The suspect was Tuesday arrested by policemen from Area ‘K’ Command after he was accosted by a mob. Hassan told the police that he killed human beings for a Muslim cleric, who lives at Sango-Otta. He added that he had carried out the act twice.
Speaking about his victim, he said: “She was not my direct client. A herbalist, Baba Ronke, brought her to me on Sunday. One Alfa from Sango-Otta took her to him. He said that the woman was looking for spiritual solution.The Alfa from Otta uses human beings for rituals.
“He deceived the woman to Badagry, saying he was bringing her to a senior colleague, who would perform some cleansing by the river side on her.
“Immediately they dropped the woman by the riverside they left, with a promise to wait for her at the bus stop. While she was waiting, I came and did my part of the job”.
Hassan, who was on his way to deliver the job, was almost lynched by an angry mob after they noticed his blood-dripping bag. The sack is said to have contained a female head, two wrists and a heart.
It was gathered that the suspect’s accomplices fled on hearing about the former’s arrest. However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Cole-Famous said investigation was ongoing.
- Bola Kougbe