In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, August, 2020

Uncovered! How Harmless Folks Are Lured And Used For Cash Rituals In Ibadan

Exposed! How Innocent People Are Lured And Used For Money Rituals In Ibadan

Suspected ritualists after they were caught

Suspected ritualists after they have been caught


Day by day Solar has revealed surprising tales how ritualists have been luring victims and utilizing them for cash ritual in some elements of Oyo state.


Learn the detailed report under: 


For residents of Akinyele Native Authorities Space of Oyo State, June was a month they won’t simply overlook. It has been one month that ritual killers terrorised totally different communities within the council space, and dispatched many individuals to their early graves for ritual functions.


The worry that gripped 1000’s of residents of the native authorities might actually be reduce with a knife, as they might stay awake with their eyes closed. However they’ve now heaved a sigh of reduction because the faces behind the ritual killings have been unveiled by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu.


Victims of formality killings


The primary recorded ritual killing passed off on June 1, 2020, at Akinyele city. It concerned Miss Baraka Bello, a feminine scholar of the Division of Science Laboratory Expertise (SLT), Federal School of Animal Well being and Manufacturing, Moor Plantation, Ibadan. She was reportedly raped and killed. The killer smashed her head behind her father’s home at Oloro, Kara in Akinyele city.


On June 5, 2020, ritualists additionally smashed the top of a 29-year-old lady, Mrs Azeezat Somuyiwa, who on the time carried seven months outdated being pregnant, with a giant stone at Ijefun, close to Ojoo. Additionally, on Saturday June 13, 2020, a Nationwide Diploma scholar of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Grace Oshiagwu, 21, was killed at Idi Ori, Sasa, Ojoo, Ibadan.


On Monday June 22, 2020, a five-year-old boy, Mujib Tirimisiyu, was killed by a ritual killer, who reportedly hit the boy’s head with a shovel at Olorunsogo Section II, Tose, Moniya, Ibadan, when he was defecating behind their home.


On Wednesday June 24, 2020, the lifetime of 42-year-old Mrs Olusayo Fagbemi, who resided at Ajibade Avenue, Sasa, Ibadan, was reduce quick by ritual killers. She was attacked when washing plates in entrance of her residence within the morning and hit with a harmful weapon on her head.


Investigation additionally revealed lady and her daughter have been attacked at Balogun village, close to Moniya, the headquarters of Akinyele LG by ritual killers three weeks earlier than Barakat was killed at Akinyele.


Police arrest, parade seven suspects


However nemesis caught up with 19-year-old Sunday Sodipe, who allegedly killed six individuals within the native authorities for ritual functions. He was paraded by CP Enwonwu at police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Friday, July 27, 2020. Additionally, paraded have been one herbalist, Adedokun, 50, who allegedly despatched Sunday to hold out the dastardly operations, and one Shehu, 20, who purchased a telephone stolen by Sunday.


The police additionally paraded one other four-member gang of suspected serial ritual killers; together with Abiodun, 35; Adeleke, 54; Bamiji, 65; and Ademola, 36.


Enwonwu stated Sunday, the principal suspect, was arrested after Shehu was arrested in reference to the crime and the Techno cell phone belonging to 29-year-old pregnant lady, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, murdered at Ijefun, on June four, recovered from him.

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He acknowledged that after Shehu was interrogated, he denied his involvement within the crime however gave helpful info, which subsequently led to the arrest of 1 “infamous hoodlum, who recognized himself as Sunday.

“He confessed that he masterminded the crime and defined in particulars how he invaded the sufferer’s residence, the place she was brutally attacked, robbed her earlier than she was later murdered in chilly blood.

“He defined that his modus operandi is to focus on females and assault them with harmful weapons, robbed them earlier than hacking them to dying. He confessed to have additionally masterminded most of the killings within the native authorities.”

‘How I killed 6 individuals for rituals’


Sunday confessed he killed Barakat Bello on June 1, 2020 and Azeezat Somuyiwa on June 5, 2020. He stole her Techno cell phone, which he offered to Shehu. He additionally killed Grace Oshiagwu on June 13, at Idi Ori, Sasa, Ojoo, in addition to five-year-old Mujib Tirimisiyu, at Olorunsogo Section II, Tose, Moniya, Ibadan, on Monday, June 22, 2020.


He stated his final operation was carried out on June 29, 2020, earlier than his arrest when he went to Cele Alhaja, Moniya, Ibadan. He attacked a girl, Adeola Bamidele, 45, and her daughter, Dolapo, 23, with hand shovel after he entered their home by means of the ceiling, and stole their telephones.


Sunday stated he was despatched to hold out the nefarious actions by Adedokun, an one herbalist, whom he stated would fortify him with native insurance coverage earlier than every operation: “The herbalist would ask me to kneel down and shut my eyes and put a fetish substance in my mouth.

“He would recite incantation earlier than he would ask me to open my eyes and I’d proceed on the operation. The herbalist would all the time warn me that if I open my eyes when requested to shut them, I’d be blind instantly.”

“The herbalist all the time instructed me to right away after every killing say ‘Hah’ thrice, go spherical every of the victims thrice and thereafter stand on the scene for about 5 minutes, backing the sufferer. On many events, I’d be on the scene when individuals have been sympathising over the victims. They might not see me, and after the 5 minutes, I would go away the scene.

“I couldn’t full the ritual throughout my final operation earlier than some evening guards made try to arrest me. Two evening guards, who initially got here to rescue the lady and her daughter didn’t see me and I used to be there standing.

“Because the evening guards have been leaving, one in every of them appeared again instantly and flashed his torchlight at me. I took to my heels, although I had not recited what the herbalist instructed me to say. I had not stood there backing the victims for 5 minutes.

“I don’t use any garments to wipe the blood of my victims. Baba (the herbalist) has been the one sending me to kill individuals. However he didn’t inform me the actual factor he has been utilizing the killings for.

“Every time I went out for killings, Baba would have ready amala for me earlier than I returned, and after consuming, he would give me N500. At instances, he would purchase rice for me, and after consuming, he would give me N500.

“However I’ve not been eradicating any a part of my sufferer’s physique. I’ve not additionally been having sexual activity with my victims. It was the ‘Isinku Orun’ that has been having sexual activity with them as Baba instructed me.”


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However how did he know that these individuals he killed have been alone? He responded: “I’d not know. However after I knelt down earlier than Baba, and I closed my eyes, anyplace I went, I’d meet just one particular person there. I’ve been utilizing shovel to kill them. I used to stroll to the locations the place I had carried out operations.”

I by no means despatched Sunday to kill – Herbalist


However the herbalist stated he didn’t ship Sunday to kill anyone: “His mom introduced him to me in order that I might assist deal with the illness afflicting him. His mom instructed me that he didn’t full his apprenticeship in carpentry and that he was not staying at dwelling like a vagabond.

“I did a attraction for them (Ose eyonu) they usually left. After two months, his mom and his mom’s elder sibling introduced him once more to my place to learn to change into herbalist like myself.

“However I don’t find out about what he has been doing on killing individuals. He solely spent six days with me when he got here to study natural medication. He left my place in August 2016 and I didn’t set my eyes on him once more till the police got here to arrest me on July 5.”


The herbalist admitted that he denied realizing the boy when he was on the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) workplace as a result of he didn’t know what has change into of him since he despatched him away in August 2016.


Mom of alleged serial killer speaks


Mrs Bisola Sodipe, mom of the alleged serial killer, instructed Day by day Solar: “We despatched him (Sunday) to study carpentry work. He could be wandering all about with out staying within the workshop of his boss. We put him in three totally different locations one after the opposite, however he didn’t keep there. It was within the battle to rehabilitate him that someone took us to the herbalist in order that he would assist us remedy the issue together with his charms.

“After we received there, we requested the herbalist to assist us treatment him and on the similar time assist us practice him to change into herbalist. After two weeks there, the herbalist despatched him packing then. It has been lengthy.

“After leaving, we took him to a spot the place he would study bricklaying. He would go within the morning and are available again within the night. However we by no means knew he has gone again to satisfy the herbalist. He didn’t come to sleep at dwelling for 2 weeks.

We appeared for him and we couldn’t discover him, till the police introduced him to our home at Aponmode, Moniya, Ibadan, just lately. I used to be stunned as a result of he has by no means performed that previously.

“In our home, we heard the information about serial killings in Akinyele LG and we have been very sympathetic with the bereaved households. My son (Sunday) too would come dwelling and, collectively, we’d sympathise on the unlucky incidents in our native authorities, with out realizing that he was the one behind the killings. He’s my second little one.”


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The CP stated: “The second gang killed 42-year-old Fagbemi, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Abiodun was arrested with a white handkerchief on June 28, 2020.

“He purportedly tried to kill two different ladies.”


Abiodun the gang chief stated he roped one Ademola, a cabinetmaker at Sasa into the case as a result of he had a rating to settle with him. However two different suspected members of the gang, Moses and Bamiji, who launched themselves as pastors, stated Abiodun lied in opposition to them.


Abiodun had stated he used white handkerchiefs to wipe blood of their victims after hitting them with a cudgel on the top, and he would return the handkerchiefs to Moses and Bamiji for ritual functions.


The pastor answerable for Christ Apostolic Church, Oluwatedo, Idi-Ori, Sasa, Ibadan, Ishola Kayode, the church being attended by the household of the late Grace Oshiagwu, stated: “We all know for certain that the lifeless can not come again to life. However we simply want that justice ought to be served accordingly.

“These individuals can’t be killing for enjoyable. Is it not deeper than what we’re seeing? I believe it’s one way or the other deeper than what we’re seeing. Let the safety brokers intensify extra efforts. They need to do extra. I pray Almighty God will assist them to disclose the hidden secrets and techniques there.”


In separate interviews, father of one of many victims, Pastor Benson Oshiagwu, and husband of one of many victims, Adewale Shomuyiwa, in addition to the victims of the final operation carried out by Sodipe earlier than his arrest, Mrs Adeola Bamidele, and her daughter, Dolapo, recommended the Nigeria Police Pressure and different safety businesses that labored on the ritual killings in Akinyele Native Authorities Space. However they demanded justice as they famous that the ritual killings have been for some functions and no stone have to be left unturned to get to the roots of the matter.


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