Ogun: Teenagers nabbed burning human head for ritual purposes

Ogun: Teenagers nabbed burning human head for ritual purposes

Three teenage boys were caught burning the head of a girl on Saturday, January 29; in the Oke Aregba area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

1st News learned that one of them was in a relationship with the girl.

In the early hours of Saturday, one Mr. Segun Adewusi, who is the community security guard; had observed that some four boys were burning something; suspected to be the human head in a local pot on the road.

He immediately alerted the police at Adatan station; who went to the scene to get three of the boys arrested; as one had fled before Ogun State police arrived.

It was confirmed that the slain girl, identified as Rofiat, was a resident of Idi-Ape; she was a girlfriend to one Soliu, who is now in the custody of the Ogun State Police Command.

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Soliu was said to have lured the girl to his room; where he held her down and asked one of his friends to slaughter her with a knife.

“The arrested suspects were identified as 17-year-old Wariz Oladeinde from Kugba, 19-year-old Abdulgafar Lukman from Kugba and Mustakeem Balogun from Bode Olude, all in Abeokuta. Soliu was the boyfriend of the girl, he ran away, but was later arrested.

“They killed Rofiat, cut her head, packed the headless body in a sack and started burning the head in a pot. They told the police in the presence of a mammoth crowd that they wanted to use it for money ritual.

“The police have taken the body away to a mortuary,” a source revealed.

Mustakeem Balogun said, “We wanted to use just her head alone for money ritual. Soliu strangled her and he told me to assist him and we cut off her head.”

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident.

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