The suspect admits, “I killed my cousin and friends for rituals”

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A 39-year-old fruit vendor, Dolapo Babalola, has confessed on how he killed his cousin and four of his associates for rituals in Okeigbo, in Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Prominent among the 18 accused offenders was Babalola, who claimed to have performed rituals using their body parts.

Babalola described murdering his victims and then dismembering them for religious purposes while speaking to media.

The suspect claims that he often preyed on motorcyclists, stealing their bikes before promptly killing them if they recognized him.

He went on to say that anytime his victims recognized him, he would assault them with sticks and stones while they were still dragging their motorcycles.

According to him, he started working in the illegal industry in 2021. He went on to say that they operated throughout the town and the nearby states.

Among the five people I’ve murdered and stolen motorcycles from are my cousin and a buddy. I sold the motorbike to a guy named Toheed in Ibadan after murdering my friend Opeyemi.

While I do not engage in the trade of human remains, I did take a portion of a victim’s corpse to an Ondo herbalist in the hopes that he would provide me with an Ifa Oracle.

Babalola threatened to use a large stone and a stick to strike anyone who fought with him while they were robbing bikes, as he put it.

While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Oladapo, said: “Sequel to the arrest of one Babalola Daniel, who led police detectives to a shallow grave at Okeigbo where the corpse of Opeyemi Oyelakin, a commercial motorcyclist was exhumed, other suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.”

The culprit was found to have taken motorcycles from four different people and murdered them, according to additional investigations.

He murdered a motorcyclist in Kabba, Kogi State, and Ife, Osun State, on the Ilesha road in April 2023, and then he used portions of the body for religious ceremonies.

“In June 2023, he killed another motorcyclist at Ondo town and dumped the corpse in a farm at Oboto bush along Bolorunduro road, Ondo town, while in October 2023, the suspect and one Sikiru Mutiu, aka S.K deceived his childhood friend by name Joel Olagoke to take them with his motorcycle to a location where he was killed, his body dismembered and handed to herbalists: Mujeeb Lawal and Shina Ojo (both in police custody), for rituals,” he added

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