This is a clear case of man's inhumanity to his fellow man. That is the only way anyone can describe the act of an herbalist based in the Ire Akari Crescent, Ajuwon Akute, Ogun State, Alhaji Olatunji Azeez, who buried a retired Custom Officer, Mrs. Angela Kerry, and her adopted daughter, 10-years-old Obiagulum, alive so that he could keep the money he had swindled from her.
Herbalist Buries Ex-Customs Official And Daughter Alive For Money
How wicked can the heart of a man be to close his ears to the cries of a defenseless woman and a 10 year old girl and go ahead to bury them alive? that is what this native doctor, Olatunji Azeez did to a retired Custom Officer, Angela Kerry and her daughter, Obiagulum.
According to Punch Newspaper, the Lagos State Police Command paraded the 64-years-old Azeez, who is from Oyo State and is married to three wives and five children, as he confessed to the heinous crime.
This is the reason the Babalawo gave for murdering the woman and her daughter:
I have been a trado-medical doctor for about 30 years, but I knew Angela over five years ago. She initially came to me for protection from family attacks.
One of her friends called Lizzy introduced her to me. The relationship began to grow, and she kept patronising me for one thing or the other.
Then, about three years ago, she mentioned her barrenness problem, adding that the daughter that was with her was adopted. I was shocked.
But when she told me her age, I told her it was impossible to make her pregnant. But she insisted that prophets in the churches she went had assured her she would get pregnant.
I did the normal concoction for her, but it didn’t work because of her age. But I collected the money (N9 million) because I knew if I did not, she would go to where they would collect it.
After some months without result, she came to my place to complain. She then demanded a refund, but I told her that I could not repay it. She then began to threaten me. Within a month, I tried to repay N2.5m. On that fateful week, she came back for the remaining N6.5m.
It was Saturday, May 17. She came with her daughter and insisted that she wanted her balance. She said as a retired customs officer, she could kill me if I didn’t pay back the money.
Then I thought, I must kill this woman before she killed me. The hole at the back of my house was not built for killing. It was dug for drainage during rainfall. I placed a mat and a white cloth on the pit and called her to follow me.
After we talked, we moved with her daughter to the place. I said she should kneel down on the mat with her daughter. She did so and fell into the pit with her daughter. The operation was successful because no member of my family was around in the house.
I then began to cover the pit up with sand. I poured in roughly 50 buckets of sand. The following day, I got two bricklayers to cement the portion. But I had first taken out the belongings she brought.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, stated that the police had concluded their investigations on the case, adding that the native doctor was going to be charged to court for murder.
The woman and her daughter were reported missing on May 10 at the Oko Oba Police Division by the family.
Azeez was eventually arrested through a tracking device installed on the victim’s Toyota Camry. Azeez, an herbalist, had hypnotized the woman for a long time.
He had taken over N200 million from her both in cash and property. We discovered he cleverly constructed a well in his house, lured the woman with her daughter into the room, and buried them alive.
We were able to recover the decomposed bodies of the victims from the well. We have finished our investigations, and he will be charged to court for murder. We will leave the rest to be decided by the court.
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