Two suspected internet fraudsters, identified as Friday Odeh, 21, and Poso Idowu, 20, have been arrested for allegedly killing Abdullahi Azeez. The suspects reportedly killed the man in the Owode-Egba area of Ogun State.
Ogun state Police Public Pro, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the development in a statement. According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested three months after committing the offense at their hideout in Owode-Egba.
According to the statement, a victim’s relative had complained to the Owode- Egba divisional police headquarters on June 9, 2022. It was revealed that the victim left his house in Owode around 7.30 pm on June 8, 2022, and didn’t return home.
The statement reads in part, “Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, directed the anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the investigation and unravel the mystery behind the victim’s disappearance ”
“In compliance with the CP’s directive, the SP Taiwo Opadiran-led team subsequently embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to the hideout of Friday Abinya Odeh on September 22, 2022, where the SIM card of the victim was recovered.”
“His arrest led to the apprehension of his accomplice, Poso Idowu. On interrogation, the suspects confessed that they kidnapped the victim on June 8, 2022, at the Kobape area around 7.30pm, from where they forcefully took him to the bush, killed him and dismembered him.”
“They confessed further that it was one herbalist, identified simply as Arab Money, who they claimed to have contacted on Facebook that prescribed the ritual for them.”
“All efforts to recover the remains of the victim proved abortive, as the suspects claimed to have disposed of it.”