The Oyo state police command has arrested two men named Aliu Mubarak and Adewale Abiodun in connection with the killing, dismembering and selling of decapitated heads of police officers in the amount of N1000.
Their arrest came after one Oladipupo Ifakorede confessed to buying the heads from the suspects for money ritual purposes.
The two policemen identified as Ajibola Adegoke and Rotimi Oladele, were among the police officers killed during the riot caused by #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums.
Recounting how he got the heads from Mubarak and Abiodun, Ifakorede said;
“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.”
Confessing to selling the heads, Abiodun said;
“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.”
However, the Oyo Commissioner of Police, Mr Enwonwu disclosed that five persons have been arrested in connection with the killings. According to him, the suspects who were paraded before newsmen sold the two heads for N1000.
Read his statement;
“Discreet investigation later led to the arrest of two other suspects who identified themselves as Aliu Mubarak ‘M’ and Adewale Abiodun ‘M’ who confessed that they carted away the heads of the two policemen which they later sold to an herbalist for ritual purposes for the sum of One thousand naira (N1,000.00) only.
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“The herbalist who later identified himself as Oladipupo Ifakorede was arrested and the two heads of the policemen which he has already dismembered were recovered from him and he confessed to the crime.
“Efforts are on to arrest other fleeing suspects. Suspects: Aliu Mubarak ‘M’ age 24 years, Adewale Abiodun ‘M’ age 17 years, Oladipupo Ifakorede ‘M’ age 45 years. Exhibits: Two dismembered heads.”