Suspected Ritualist Arrested For Chopping Deceased Wife Into Tiny Bits
By Rashidat Akashat
A 36-year-old father, Sakiru Bello who has been a major suspect for the death of his wife Sherifat Bello, has denied claims of being responsible for her death.
The father of three, is currently being investigated by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department, SCIID.
According to Vanguard, Shakiru said that he called the victim up on the 13th of February and she agreed to come see him. “She came to see me at home. Later, both of us went to the Island. It was on our way back that a commercial bus hit the bike that we boarded and she fell, hitting her head on the ground.
“When we got home, she started complaining of pain in the head and then she died. I didn’t take her to the hospital because I didn’t have money.
“After she died, I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t call her family members since we aren’t in good terms. It was while thinking about what to do that a thought came into my mind that I should cut her corpse into pieces to enable me dispose off her remains easily.
“So I cut her head, her breast, her leg and other parts of her body. I later wrapped them in a sack before taking it to an uncompleted building, where I buried the parts in different holes,” the alleged culprit narrated.
Deceased father’s account
On the other hand, the father of the deceased narrated that after searching for the whereabouts of the deceased, “I reported the case to the Area ‘B’ Police Command,
“We didn’t see her, not knowing that he had killed her. When we called him, he said he was somewhere in Ibadan and gave us an address.
“However, when we got to the address, he was not there. Luckily, police arrested him in Lagos where he was hiding. He is denying that he killed her, but he cut her corpse into bits. All we want is proper investigation and justice in this case,” the deceased father demanded.
Deceased sister account
In addition, an anguished sister of the deceased narrated to Vanguard that Shakirat was a nurse and she was the breadwinner of the family,
“She once bought him a bike and later, a Danfo just to ensure that he is gainfully employed. But nothing came out of it.
“About a year ago, she raised alarm that he wanted to use her for rituals, so the two families came together and they separated them.”
Shakiru Bello was accused of chopping off his wife’s body in bits and shoddily buried her, before running to his hometown in Ibadan.
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