A 35-year-old suspected ritualist, Timothy Odeniyi, who was arrested by Amotekun corps for being in possession of human parts has confessed that his boss promised him N30m if he could get the human parts and deliver them to a buyer in Lagos state.
Odeniyi was arrested in Ondo town motor park last week Sunday by men of the security outfit while conveying the human parts to Lagos.
According to a report, the state Amotekun commander, Chief Adetunji Adeleye said the suspect killed the victim, removed the human parts and hurriedly buried the corpse, while the suspect said that he exhumed the corpse from a grave and removed the body parts.
The suspect, who is a truck driver said his former boss in Ibadan introduced him to the business of making money through rituals.
Odeniyi said “I went to the burial ground to cut the legs and hands of one of the corpses buried there. Before I was caught, I had planned to take the human parts to the person that sent me in Lagos. He promised to pay me N30 million once I deliver the items.
“I only went to the burial ground in Sabo area of Ondo town to cut the parts, I didn’t kill anybody and this is my first time. I used to be a trailer driver
“The person that sent me used to be my boss when I used to drive a truck. I used to dump it in a waste bin and he will send those who will pick it.”
However, the Commander, Chief Adeleye who dismissed the claim of the suspect, said that the suspect killed someone before severing the parts and buried the victim in a shallow grave.
Adeleye said “We want to intimate the public on the need to be very careful. Of late, the trend is shifting gradually from daily kidnapping to ritual killings.
“The public should be generally careful about the craze to make money by this young men.
“We have a suspect in our custody, Timothy Odeniyi who was caught and arrested with legs and hands of a human being wrapped in paper.
“Upon interrogation, he took us to where he severed the body of the person killed and hurriedly buried the person in a shallow grave.
“He was arrested in Ondo town and committed the crime on January 30, 2022.
“We want to warn the public to be careful of who they go out with. We have a number of them that we are still investigating that will go out with their girlfriends solely for her purpose of killing them for ritual purposes. I think the public should be wary and careful about this.