Tanlaju (middle) with the other suspects

 

By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday paraded a 35-year-old suspected ritualist, Yewunu Tanlaju, who lured a 17 year-old girl, Taye Gusinu, and killed her.
The suspect who was paraded along side 12 other suspects at the Command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the State capital, revealed that he tied the hands of the victim, a puff puff seller and slaughtered her after buying N40 worth of puff puff from her.
The suspects were arrested for various offences, ranging from impersonation, armed robbery, cultism and raping.
Tanlaju confessed that he connived with two other accomplices, Olusoji Asamo, 27, a herbalist and Joyi Suru, 31. They were all arrested at Arigo Ijofin in Ipokia local council area of the State.
The suspect who gave a vivid account of how he killed the victim, said that he removed some vital organs of the girl which included her private part, head, heart, intestines and two hands and dumped the remains inside a well.
According to him, he sold the removed parts to Asamo, the herbalist who contracted him and collected N8,500.
He added that it was his second time of supplying human parts to Asamo. Tanlaju revealed that his first victim was a 14-year-old girl and he collected N10,000 on delivery.
His words: “I lured her to a secret place after buying N40 puffpuff. I tied her down, blocked her mouth and slaughtered her, removed the vital parts and dumped the remains into a well. He (Asamo) contacted me for the job and gave me N8,500. This is not the first time I will give human parts to Asamo, it is the second time, that first one is a 14 year-old girl and he gave me 10,000.”
But, Asamo denied that he contracted Tanloju for the job, admitting that he gave the N8,500 in order to expose him
Among the suspects paraded were three fake soldiers who were arrested at a training base located at Adigbe area of Abeokuta after receiving intelligence information.
They are Timileyin Olaniyan, Pelumi Olatunde and Arowolo Gbenga.
Items recovered from them are two jack knives, two fake Nigeria Navy identity cards and one tear gas canister.

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