Crime Guard

August 30, 2018

Prophet kills, beheads lover in Ogun

I grind human skull with other substances to prepare charm for my customers ― herbalists

File photo: Skull

By Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA—Two prophets, Olushola Akindele and Ayodele Bamiduro have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing their female friend identified as Iya Anu, cutting off her head and palms.

Vanguard gathered that Akindele, said to be a bricklayer, had been dating the deceased for two years.


He was said to have slept with the deceased and, while she was resting, smashed her head and threw her remains in an uncompleted building beside his bungalow at Igbore Robiyan in Agbado/Oke-Aro, Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that Akindele buried the victim’s head and palms behind Bamiduro’s church, Lion of Judah Church of Christ on 13, Robiyan Avenue.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who conducted newsmen round the crime scenes, said the headless decomposing body was found by the village head, who reported to the Police on August 10.

He described the incident as wickedness, saying three suspects, including the two clerics, have been arrested in connection with the crime.

On interrogation, Olushola Akindele, who claimed to be a prophet, confessed that the victim was his lover.

Asked why he killed the woman, the suspect said he does not know, adding “we had been lovers for two years; she sold alcoholic drinks and had been pestering me to help her with just N10,000.

“That fateful day, I do not know what came over me. I killed her by smashing her head with wood.”