16-yr-old kills 4-yr-old boy, removing kidney, intestine

Tears flowed freely as a teenager narrated how he killed a 4-year-old boy and removed his intestines and kidney for rituals.

Tajudeen Azeez

Tajudeen Azeez, a 16-year-old furniture apprentice in the Ijanikin Oto area of Lagos, has been arrested for allegedly murdering a four-year-old boy and removing his kidney and intestines.

A police source at the Ijanikin Police Station, informed that the young victim identified as Ibrahim Jamiu, was killed on Monday, July 27, behind the Anglican Primary School, Deeper Life Bus Stop, and the suspect would have made away with the crime but for some neighbours who saw him and raised the alarm.

The mother of the deceased was said to have gone to a hospital to be delivered of a baby when Azeez abducted Jamiu from his home and killed him.

In his confession to the police, the suspect said:

“I’ve not committed this kind of crime before. It’s Osan who lives behind Oto Awori palace that asked me to get human parts for him. Sincerely, Ibrahim did not offend me neither did his parents. I have known him since we moved into the area.

I used to play with him and bought biscuits and confectioneries for him.

It was this morning that I lured Ibrahim to Anglican Primary School area, where I used a knife to kill him. I removed some of his organs.

I removed his kidney and intestines. I buried the body at a nearby bush. It was residents who saw me that raised the alarm. I was later arrested.”

A team of policemen, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area, SP Robinson Egagare, visited the site and exhumed the remains of the boy.

The new state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Patricia Amadin, confirmed the incident.

“Police went to the scene and removed the corpse of the deceased. The corpse was bloody. The corpse has been deposited at a mortuary and the suspect is assisting us in our investigation.”

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