Nigerian police officer

The Police in Ogun State have arrested one Korede Odubela for selling the head and hands of his step-daughter, Amudalat Oshimodi, to ritualists.

Odubela was said to have strangled the girl to death, harvested her head and hands before selling them to ritualists.

Also arrested in connection with the ritual murder of Amudalat, is Lekan Lawal, who allegedly assisted Odubela to strangle the victim at  Imosan area of  Ifesowapo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State.

The duo who confessed to committing the crime, were paraded Tuesday at Eleweran, the Headquarters of Ogun State Police Command, by the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu.

Iliyasu said the suspected choked the victim  to death and later sold  her head and hands  to ritualists.

Odubela who admitted the crime, told reporters that he and Lekan carried out the heinous crime.

Odubela said: “it is true that Lekan Lawal and I connived to kill my step-daughter. The girl was 16 years old, she was always stealing her mother’s money.

“And the mother said we should kill her as a sacrifice for the other children she had. Since she normally sleep at the door post outside.

“So, on the fateful night around 12 midnight, I invited Lekan Lawal, and he held the girl by the neck and strangled her while I held her legs. That was how she died.”

According to him, his step -daughter’s head was sold to one  Seun, a herbalist at N3,000.

The Police Commissioner told reporters that  the case was still being investigated while the remains  of Amudalat has been deposited at the morgue of State Hospital, Ijebu Ode.