A suspected ritualist, Taofik Adara, a.k.a Kie-Kie, arrested in
Badagry on Sunday with human parts yesterday said he was
paid N4000 to butcher the victim.
The suspect, who was paraded by the Lagos State
Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, at the command
headquarters, Ikeja, yesterday admitted chopping off the
victim’s head with a cutlass, while two clerics (alfas) and an
herbalist held onto her hands.
Adara said the cutlass used was given to him by the herbalist
who contracted him for the job.
According to him, the victim, whose identity was still
unknown till yesterday afternoon, was brought to him from
Sango Ota, Ogun State.
Adara said: “I live at the Itoga-Zeba area of Badagry. I am a
wood cutter and at times I assist owners of coconut
plantations to pluck coconut. The whole drama started on
Saturday evening when one of my herbalist friend known as
Manase came to me to say that he was expecting two alfas
from Sango Ota. He told me they would be coming with a lady
and that he would pay me N4000 to help butcher the woman.
He told me the two needed some fresh human parts to
prepare a concoction for one of their clients.
“True to his words, the two alfas arrived Itoga on Sunday
evening. I noticed that before their arrival, the two alfas had
used some charms on the lady. I noticed that she was just
obeying their directives without asking any question. I asked
her where she came from and she explained that she resides
at Otta and that she had gone to seek spiritual help from one
of the alfas.
“Around 9:00a.m. on Sunday, we took the lady deep into the
forest, close to a river. Manase asked her to kneel down and
she did. It was while she was still kneeling that I chopped off
her head with a sharp cutlass given to me by Manase.”
The 61-year-old ritualist, who admitted that he had killed one
other person about a year ago, disclosed that his herbalist
friend was the one who also brought that victim to him.
See the horrific graphic pictures of the lady butchered into
parts. VIEWERS DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED