20-Year-Old Herbalist Allegedly Kills Popular Hotelier Over Failed Money Rituals - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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20-Year-Old Herbalist Allegedly Kills Popular Hotelier Over Failed Money Rituals

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ABEOKUTA - Operatives of Ogun State police Command have unraveled the mystery behind the killing of the owner of a popular J.B hotel in Owode-Yewa, one Alh. Jimoh Bello by arresting a 20year-old herbalist, Misipode Dosu.


The arrest followed the killing of a popular hotelier along Owode-Yewa, J.B hotel, Alhaji Jimoh Bello.


According to the Ogun state Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press release on Thursday, the deceased was found on the 29th of May 2020 found dead in the booth of his Toyota Camry car parked at Omo-Ilu Owotedo area, via Idiroko town. 


Oyeyemi said, residents of the area who noticed the car parked in their area suspected foul play when an offensive odour was gushing out of the vehicle and they subsequently reported at Idiroko divisional headquarters.


He said when the police got to the scene, the car door was forced open and the corpse of the deceased was discovered in the booth of the car. 


The PPRO said the case was subsequently transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation with clear mandate to fish out the killers.


The Police imagemaker further explained that, upon discovery, CSP Femi Olabode led team embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation which led them to the arrest of a 20year-old herbalist who happened to be the last person seen with the deceased.


He added that, on interrogation, the suspect confessed that the deceased contracted him for a money making ritual of which he billed him the sum of #300,000 out of which the deceased had paid him #250,000. 


The suspect said after some time, the deceased started pressurizing him that he has not seen any positive outcome of the ritual and out of fear that the deceased might report him to the police for obtaining money from him under false pretence, he invited him to come for the final stage of the ritual at Idiroko.


Dosu added that, on getting there, he gave him a concoction prepared with a poisonous substance to eat and the man slumped and died immediately he ate the concoction.


The suspect there and then put the deceased into the booth of his car and drove the car and parked it at the place where the corpse was recovered.


The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has directed that the suspect be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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