Kwara: Men in police net over alleged murder of girl for money ritual

A report has been made that two men have been nabbed by the Kwara State Police Command for a supposed murder of a girl for ritual.

Femi Adeniji, a male of Amuyo area, Offa and Shittu Abdul Malik Wale of Imam compound, Offa, both in Offa LGA, Kwara State are the primary suspects

One other suspect linked with the gory incident is said to be still at large.

Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, the spokesman of the state police command, in Ilorin on Monday contended that the two suspects allegedly killed one Rianat Yusuf, female of Amuyo area, Offa, Offa LGA and chopped up her head and two hands.

Mr Ajayi noted that the incident happened on 14 September 2021, around 1200 hours, when Rianat Yusuf was on an errand to buykuli kulii that was to be used to drin  cassava flake popularly known as Garri and had not been seen ever since then.

‘The command received a Report of a missing person from one Yusuf Taofeek,of Amuyo area, Offa.’

Mr Ajayisaidd, ‘An intelligent search led to the spotting of a headless body of a young lady with her two hands chopped up at an unfinished building at Amuyo area in Offa, which was later identified by the father to be that of his missingdaughterr.’


The police spokesperson said, inquiries led to the apprehension of one of the suspect, Femi Adeniji of the same area, who admitted to being in the custody of the head and hands of the dead child.

The suspect also admitted that he had sold one of the hands to his accomplice who is still at large for the sum of N20,000.

Shittu Abdul Malik Wale, another suspect of the Imam compound in Offa, also admitted to having utilized the second hand of the late child for money-making soap.

Me Ajayi said the suspects would be arraigned before the court after the ongoing findings.

Ajayi conveyed the command’s grave worry over surging incidents of ritual murders within the youths.

Calling on the attention of parents and guardians to the happenings, cautioning criminal elements to quit Kwara State or risk being arrested, prosecuted and accommodated in the correctional facilities.

Amienbo Tuesday Assayomo, the KwaraStatee Police Commissioner,  urged the youth to avoid the craving for quick and easy money, noting that there is no option to hard work in attaining success.


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