Two suspected cult members in Ogun State say they sell human hands for N5,000 each to lift funds for their operations.
The males, Oluwaseun Odueh, aka Cleff; and Wasiu Adejumo, aka Bomber, each members of the Eiye Confraternity, had been arrested by operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad within the Ibogun space of the state.
The suspects, who had been additionally accused of being robbers, had been arrested together with three herbalists, together with a conventional ruler, who allegedly purchased the hands of the victims.
The herbalists, Ifatona Akanni, aka Ajana Oro; Isiaka Ajani and Oko Musa, mentioned they’d purchased seven hands from the cult members, including that each was purchased for N5,000.
Those killed by the lads had been recognized as one Tunde, who was beheaded on the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Railway Line, Ogba Ayo, Ijoko, in 2016, along with his two hands lower off.
Also killed had been one Lateef, Kehinde and Yinka, within the Ijoko space between 2016 and January 2017. The hands of the lads had been lower off.
The police mentioned on May 28, 2017, three males had been additionally killed at Candozo Hotel, Fadahunsi, Ijoko, round 8pm, whereas in June 2017, two individuals had been killed at Ogba Ayo Junction and Agoro Junction, Ijoko, with their hands lacking.
One of the suspected cult members, Odueh, mentioned all of the victims had been members of the Aiye Confraternity, a rival cult, including that they had been killed throughout reprisals.
He mentioned their hands had been bought to herbalists to lift funds for the actions of his gang.
He mentioned, “Supremacy clashes between the cults began about six years in the past in Ijoko. The Aiye cult killed our members, Godogodo, Fele, Callous and others. Each time they killed them, they lower off their hands. We needed to retaliate by doing the identical factor to them.
“Initially, we had been throwing away the physique elements. But once we realised that we wanted cash for our actions, we determined to make enquiries on what we may do with the physique elements. That was how we began chopping off their hands and promoting them. I’ve been concerned within the homicide of 4 members of the rival cult.”
The 32-year-old mentioned he turned a cult member because of the oppression he suffered as an undergraduate of a college in Ogun State, including that he joined the gang in his group when he completed from college.
The second suspect, Adejumo, who additionally confessed to be an Internet fraudster (yahoo yahoo), mentioned he was a part of the squad that killed two members of the Aiye cult he recognized as Kehinde and Lekan Welder.
The 30-year-old mentioned a struggle between two leaders within the Ijoko space led to the rise in cult killings in the neighborhood.
“We killed Kehinde and Lekan Welder as a result of they killed our members and lower off their hands. They killed Fele (Sunday) and Callous, a remaining 12 months scholar of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. They additionally killed Godogodo and Rati. We sell the hands to herbalists,” he added.
One of the herbalists, Musa, mentioned he had purchased three hands from the cult members, including that he had paid N10,000 and was owing them N5,000 stability.
He mentioned, “I’m a herbalist. I additionally seek the advice of Ifa and Opele for my shoppers. I met these boys once they got here to worship Ogun at my shrine and since then, they’d bought solely three hands to me; each dry and contemporary. I exploit the hands for asiri bibo (fetish blessing). I purchased each hand for N5,000. I gave them N10,000, and owed a stability of N5,000.”
The second herbalist, Akanni, 53, mentioned he had purchased two hands from the lads for the identical goal.
When our correspondent requested how he knew the half was helpful for the aim and who his shoppers had been, he parried the questions, saying the allure didn’t work.
The third herbalist, Ajani, who’s the baale of Ososun village, within the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, mentioned the cult members launched themselves to him as land speculators, including that they later introduced two hands which he purchased for N10,000.
The Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, mentioned Odueh was the primary to be arrested.
She mentioned, “Odueh was arrested on August 23 by the ZIS staff throughout a patrol at about 2pm within the Ibogun space of Ogun State. On interrogation, he confessed to belonging to the Eiye Confraternity and mentioned he was additionally a member of an armed theft gang. We subsequently arrested different members of the gang.
“The police recovered three locally-made cut-to-size weapons, seven stay cartridges, and human elements processed into concoctions and powder for fetish use from the suspects.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, Adamu Ibrahim, has ordered that the suspects needs to be arraigned in courtroom.”
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