The Ondo State Police Command says it had arrested three suspects in connection with the alleged kidnapping and killing of two female students of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Femi Joseph, revealed that one of the suspects was arrested on Friday after participating in a robbery operation in Ondo town, while the other accomplices were arrested on Saturday.
It was gathered that the two students, Oladepo Blessing and Oluwasemilore Mary, had earlier been declared missing, while their whereabouts was unknown.
According to the PPRO, the suspects are John Adenikiri, also known as Emir; Fisayo Fasanu, aka Abore; and a herbalist, Alfa Abdurafiu.
Joseph also explained that Adenikiri and Fasanu confessed that they sold the mutilated bodies of the victims to Abdurafiu, who used them for rituals.
The police spokesman noted that Adenikiri and Fasanu were arrested in Ondo town while Abdurafu was arrested in Ore.
Joseph said, “We have arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap and killing of the victims for money ritual. One of the suspects was arrested during a robbery on Friday. After his arrest, he assisted us in arresting the other suspects.
“After a series of interrogation, the suspects confessed to mutilating the bodies of the victims for ritual purposes.
“In fact, the suspects took us to where they buried one of them. On getting there, we found the body already decomposing.”
Joseph, however, noted that the command had yet to confirm the identity of the decomposing victim.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court at the completion of investigations.
“The parents of the victims may be invited for the identification and forensic expert may also be needed to identify which of the victims was found,” Joseph said.
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