Police in Akure, the Ondo State capital, have arrested and paraded three men for the murder of three female students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo town for money ritual.
The suspects identified as John Adenitire, aka Emir; Fasayo Fasanu, aka Abore and Alfa Abdulrafiu Tijani, a herbalist, claimed they killed the students and removed their left breasts and hands after they were promised N5million for each of the breasts and hands by suspected ritualists.
According to Vanguards, the ‘evil’ men confessed to have subsequently buried the remains of their victims in the thick forest, adding that they had delivered the breasts and hands to the man who linked them to the ritualists but were yet to be paid for the job when they were arrested by the police.
The middleman, identified as Sile, now at large, has been declared wanted by the police while the composing bodies of two of the victims, Blessing Oladepo and Mary Oluwasemilore, have been recovered by detectives from the shallow graves where they were buried in the forest.
Sile’s clients, it was learnt, had their base in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.
First to be arrested was Adenitire who led police detectives to other suspects and where the decomposing bodies of two of the three students were recovered. The place of the burial of the third victim, whose name was not disclosed, was yet to be ascertained by detectives.
Sources said the three students began their ill-fated journey when they left their rented apartments outside the Adeyemi College of Education campus for an unknown destination.
After they left home, the victims were said to have been carried on motorbike by Adenitire and Fasanu who posed as Okada riders. At that point, the three girls were believed to have been hypnotised, diverted from their destination and taken to the forest where they were killed.
Tijani, according to sources, was the person who received the breasts and hands removed from the girls bodies and, in turn, gave them to Sile before the middleman disappeared without paying the promised N15million.