Two Yahoo boys, namely Friday Odeh and Poso Idowu have been arrested for killing one Abdullahi Azeez for money ritual which one Facebook user claiming to be a herbalist under the pseudonyms, Arab Money, on the social media recommended to them.
Odey(21) and Idowu (20) took Azeez’s life at aged, 40, in Owode-Egba area of Ogun State and afterwards dismembered his body at the scene in a bush.
The lid on the heinous crime blew open three months after it was committed and long after the victim’s family declared him missing and complained to the police.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, related this in a statement on Sunday in which he said, the crime was traced to the suspects following discreet investigation that revealed one of them was in possession of their victim’s SIM card.
The statement, “Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, directed the anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the investigation and unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the man.
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the SP Taiwo Opadiran-led team subsequently embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to the hideout of Friday Abinya Odeh on September 22, 2022, where the SIM card of the victim was recovered.
“His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, Poso Idowu. On interrogation, the suspects confessed that they kidnapped the victim on June 8, 2022, at the Kobape area around 7.30pm, from where they forcefully took him to the bush, killed him and dismembered him.
“They confessed further that it was one herbalist, identified simply as Arab Money, who they claimed to have contacted on Facebook that prescribed the ritual for them.
“All efforts to recover the remains of the victim proved abortive, as the suspects claimed to have disposed of it.”