Three suspected ritualists have allegedly confessed to killing three female students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo for ritual. An online publication, Premium Times gave the names of the suspects as John Adenitire, also known as Emir; Fisayo Fasanu, better known as Abore, and Abdurafiu Tijani, a herbalist. They were arrested at different locations and paraded on Thursday by the Ondo state police command
The new commissioner of police in the state, Gbenga Adeyanju, who paraded them said the suspects had also taken their activities to neighbouring states, explaining that the police decided to take action after the report of a missing student was made at the Fagun police station in Ondo town on July 28.
According to the police commissioner, “Adenitire, one of the suspects arrested in a robbery incident in Ondo, made the confession about killing the student and indicted the others. They took us to where they buried one of the victims, and we found the body already decomposing. Adenitire and Fasanu allegedly confessed to selling the bodies of female victims to Mr Tijani in Ore, who promised to pay N15 million for the parts of the ladies”, the commissioner said.
The 30-year-old Adenitire said: “They promised to give us N5 million for a left brea*t and left hand and we were able to send three different bodies to them but they had not sent the money before the police nabbed me.
“We killed three girls and removed their brea*ts and buried their remains in the bush. We gave the parts to the Alfa and Sile who is also one of us but he took to his heels after our arrest.
“I was not there when the victims were killed but I was the one keeping vigil at the entrance of the bush and the operation was successful. I did not participate in the killing.”
In his own confessional statement, Fasanu said: “I was in my house when John Adenitire, Emir, told me he has a business that can lead to plenty of money for us. He told me it’s about ritual and assured me there was no problem. We went out the second day around 9:30 pm and two ladies and one boy were picked and we killed them before removing their parts while Sile took them to herbalists in Ore and Ijebu Igbo”.