32-year old suspected ritualist nabbed in Ogun

His apprehension came after the arrest and public display of seven other alleged members of the ritualistic gang on February 15, 2024.
32-year old suspected ritualist nabbed in Ogun
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Adebayo Azeez, a prime suspect in a series of ritualistic murders and trafficking of human body parts in Ogun State, has recounted a harrowing tale during his presentation at the Ogun State police command headquarters in Abeokuta. 

Azeez, aged 32, confessed to his involvement in a ritualist group focused on murdering women for monetary gain, primarily facilitated through the dating app "MyChat." 

His apprehension came after the arrest and public display of seven other alleged members of the ritualistic gang on February 15, 2024. 

The group included two herbalists, Moses Abidemi and Oluwo Samuel Monday, as well as two purported prophets from the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Prophet Peter Oluwalolese and Prophet Jamiu Yusuf, linked to the brutal killing of one Sulaimon Adijat, a 35-year-old woman, for ritualistic purposes. 

Other individuals apprehended and presented were Akinwunmi Ifatosin, Sheriff Agbai, and Osojieahen Alioneitouria, all accused of involvement in the murder of Sulaimon Adijat. 

Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, revealed that Azeez, who had been on the run, was captured on February 23 with the aid of Awuraji, a herbalist, involved in strangling the victims. 

The dismembered body parts of their victims were allegedly sold to Oluwo Monday Samuel and Alfa Ariwo (currently evading arrest) for ritualistic practices. 

Alamutu disclosed that the suspects confessed to ten different murders at Moses Abidemi's residence in Igbo Olomi. 

Azeez elaborated on his method, stating that he would recruit victims through the MyChat app, negotiate terms with Awuraji, and orchestrate the crimes at his Atan-Ota residence. 

Azeez admitted his participation in seven murders since joining the gang in September 2023, claiming ignorance of the group's ultimate intentions beyond sourcing victims and collecting payment. 

Alamutu emphasized ongoing investigations to identify potential victims, urging those with missing relatives to provide photographs to aid in the process. 

He stressed the need for increased vigilance and awareness regarding online interactions in light of Azeez's revelations, assuring the community of authorities' commitment to delivering justice to the victims and dismantling the criminal network responsible for these atrocities.

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