A 20 year old herbalist, Misipode Dosu has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly poisoning his client and subsequently killed him over a fee of N300, 000.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Thursday, adding that it took police months to unravel cause of death and identified the suspect, who committed the crime in Omo-Ilu Owotedo area of Idiroko town of the state.
“After months of painstaking investigation, the operatives of Ogun State Police Command have unraveled the mystery behind the killing of the owner of a popular J.B hotel in Owode-Yewa, one Alhaji Jimoh Bello.The deceased was found on the 29th of May 2020 found dead in the booth of his Toyota Camry car parked at Omo-Ilu Owotedo area, via Idiroko town”, Oyeyemi said
The statement said the residents of the area who noticed the car parked in their area started suspecting foul play when an offensive odour was emanating from the car and they subsequently reported at Idiroko divisional headquarters.
“When the police got to the scene, the car door was forced open and the corpse of the deceased was discovered in the booth of the car. The case was subsequently transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation with clear mandate to fish out the killers”, he stated
The police spokesman said the Chief Superintendent of Police, Femi Olabode led team embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation which led them to the arrest of the 20 year old herbalist who happened to be the last person seen with the deceased, adding that on interrogation, the suspect confessed that the deceased contracted him for a money making ritual of which he billed him the sum of N300,000 out of which the deceased had paid him N250,000.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said the suspect opened up that after some time, the deceased started pressurizing him that he has not seen any positive outcome of the ritual,and out of fear that the deceased might report him to the police for obtaining money from him under false pretence, he invited him to come for the final stage of the ritual at Idiroko.
“On getting there, he gave him a concoction prepared with a poisonous substance to eat and the man slumped and died immediately he ate the concoction. The suspect there and then put the deceased into the booth of his car and drove the car and parked it at the place where the corpse was recovered”, Oyeyemi said
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspect be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as the investigation is concluded
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