The Ogun State Police Command has detained two suspected yahoo boys who are accused of killing and dismembering the body of Abdullahi Azeez, 40, in order to perform money rituals.
The suspects, identified as Friday Abinya Odeh, 21, and Poso Idowu, 20, were detained on September 29 in response to a report made by the victim’s family to the Owode Egba Divisional Headquarters.
According to a statement released by the command’s spokeswoman on Sunday, October 9, the victim’s relatives informed the police that Azeez left his home in the Kobape neighbourhood of Abeokuta on June 8, 2022, and did not come back.
According to him, “In compliance with the CP’s directive, the SP Taiwo Opadiran led team subsequently embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation which led them to the hideout of Friday Abinya Odeh on the 22nd of September 2022, where the Airtel Sim card of the victim was recovered. His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice Poso Idowu.
On interrogation, the suspects confessed that they kidnapped the victim on the 8th of June 2022 at Kobape area, at 7:30 pm, from where they forcefully took him to the bush, killed him and mutilated his body.
They confessed further that it was one herbalist simply identified as Arab Money who they claimed to have contacted on Facebook that prescribed the ritual for them.
All efforts to recover the remains of the victim proved abortive as the suspects claimed to have disposed of it,” the statement read.