Some teenage boys were on Saturday arrested for beheading a girl for alleged ritual purposes in the Oke Aregba community in Ogun State.
The victim, Rofiat, who was a resident of Idi-ape, was the girlfriend of one of the suspects involved in her murder, Soliu.
Soliu was said to have lured Rofiat into a building where he held her down for one of his friends to slaughter her with a knife.
Her headless body was placed inside a sack while the teenagers proceeded to burn the head inside a pot in the wee hours of the morning.
While they were at it, a security guard, identified as Segun Adewusi, alerted the police at Adatan Station who swiftly took action and arrested three of the boys while one who fled was later arrested.
“The arrested suspects were identified as 17-year-old Wariz Oladeinde from Kugba, 19-year-old Abdulgafar Lukman from Kugba and Mustakeem Balogun from Bode Olude, all in Abeokuta. Soliu was the boyfriend of the girl, he ran away, but was later arrested,” a source told DailyTrust.
“They killed Rofiat, cut her head, packed the headless body in a sack and started burning the head in a pot. They told the police in the presence of a mammoth crowd that they wanted to use it for money ritual.
“The police have taken the body away to a mortuary,” the source added.
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the boys have been arrested.
He said, “On interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed that what they were burning in the local pot is the head of the girlfriend of their escaped accomplice.
“They confessed further that the girl who was simply identified as Rofiat was lured by her boyfriend simply identified as Soliu to where she was murdered by four of them, after which they cut off her head and packed the remains in a sack, and dumped it in an old building.
“They subsequently led policemen to the building, where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy. The short cutlass and a knife used in cutting off the deceased head were also recovered.”