The quest for quick wealth by four gang members of ritual killers led them to killing a little boy under the pretext of wanting to buy him groundnut
The quest for quick wealth by four gang members of ritual killers have landed them in the police net, what is even worst is the desperate means they go about getting this vanities.
As reported by Tribune a four-year-old boy identified as Bakare Teslim was tricked by 25 year old Ganiyu Tajudeen who whisked the little boy away under the pretext that he wanted to buy him groundnut and then proceeded to kill him and behead him in Iragbiji, the headquarters of Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State.
The suspect initially denied the whereabouts of the little boy when the parent of the child where searching for him, contradicted by an elderly woman who lived in the same compound with Bakare's father said she saw Ganiyu take the young boy out.
“I am a palm fruit cutter. The mother of the body came to my house to tell me that she would need my services to cut palm fruits, asking me to come the following day. But I went to her house at about 5.30p.m same day. I took the young boy with me, with the belief that no one noticed when he was going with me. I bought N20 worth of groundnut for him before taking him to my house at Iyana Olofa.”
Parading the suspected ritual killers identified as Aremu Moshood (48), Agboola Abdulwasiu (31) and Ganiyu Abidoye (60) and 25 year old Ganiyu Tajudeen.
Ganiyu further confessed that Moshood, had earlier asked him to bring the urine, blood and hair of a young boy when he went to him for money ritual and for protection.
The suspect added that he went to Abdulwasiu for the same ritual and he also asked him to bring a boy.
Ganiyu also indicted his father, Abidoye, in his statement, saying that he was the one also told him to kill a boy and bury his body so that his acts would not be exposed.
The incident was reported to the Operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (FSARS), Osun State Command investigation revealed that the deceased was taken to Olokede bush where the suspect cut his head with a knife and buried it, while he threw the body away.
Ganiyu and his other accomplices are to stand before an Osogbo magistrates’ court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping, murder and unlawful and intentional killing of Teslim Bakare.
The Magistrate B.B Idowu Ajao, ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison till February 18th for the next hearing on the case.