A suspected herbalist, Oladipupo Ifakorede who was arrested alongside four other suspects alleged to have participated in the killing of policemen has confessed that he bought the severed heads of the two victims for N1, 000
Penpushing reports that, Ifakorede while being paraded with other suspects at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele, Ibadan disclosed that he bought the two heads for money ritual purpose.
The ritualist explained that he bought the two heads from Messrs Mubarak and Abiodun “to prepare ritual in order to make money”, but said the other suspects who sold the severed heads to him did not disclose the source of the two heads.
“No, they (police) did not ask me to say so. I want to use them to prepare ritual to make money. It is for myself. They (other suspects) did not let me know where they saw the two heads.No. I did not ask them where they see them.”
Penpushing further reports that, the other two suspects Abiodun and Mubarak confirmed selling the two heads to Ifakorede, adding that they saw the two heads “while coming from Egbeda area of Ibadan.”
“On the day of the incident, I was at home; I did not go to work. I was at home; it was this brother that called me. He said that we should go to Alabata. When we got to town, we saw that everywhere was blocked. It was deserted’
‘But, we got to the place, this brother said that we should carry the heads but I said no. I told him not to carry them, but we carry them. And we took them to this Baba. They have been burnt already when we carried them”
Penpsuhing also reports that, Commissioner of Police, Joe Enwonwu, confirmed the confession of the suspects in connection with the killing and dismemberment as well as selling the two heads for N1000.
The police command recalled that two of its men; Ajibola Adegoke and Rotimi Oladele, were among the police officers killed in the aftermath of the protests against police brutality which was hijacked by suspected hoodlums.
Penpushing further reports that, the two policemen were set ablaze after they were killed on October 22 by the hoodlums, while the third policeman, Inspector Ojo narrowly escaped having being rescued by Operation Burst, the special security team set up by Oyo State Government.
Meanwhile, the first set of suspects arrested included: Kemi Adeyemo and Saheed Oyedepo, who as at the time of filing this report have been transferred to Abuja for further investigation, while three others still undergoing investigations in Ibadan are: Messrs Ifakorede, Mubarak and Abiodun.
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