An elderly man who has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command has confessed of killing his 16-year-old stepdaughter and sold her body parts for ritual purposes.

Odubela and Lawal (Photo: Samuel Awoyinfa)

The gallant operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 63-year-old man identified as Korede Odubela, who allegedly killed his 16-year-old stepdaughter, Amudat Oshimodi, for ritual purposes.

According to a shocking report by Punch Metro, the suspect was said to have connived with another accomplice identified as Lekan Lawal, to commit the crime at Imosan village, in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that Odubela, who was the leader of the gang, connived with Lawal to strangle Oshimodi, after which they sold her head and hands to ritual killers.

The Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who on Tuesday, paraded the two suspects alongside other 12 suspects at the command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, said the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad received information about their activities and swooped on them on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Confessing his crime to correspondents, Odubela said he connived with Lawal to kill his stepdaughter because the 16-year-old girl was always stealing her mother’s money.

“The mother said we should kill her as a sacrifice for other children she had. She (Oshimodi) normally slept by the outside door. On that day, around 12 midnight, I invited Lekan Lawal, and he held the girl by the neck and strangled her while I held her legs,” Odubela said, adding that he sold Amudat’s head to his son, Seun, a herbalist who paid him N3,000, as part payment.

The police boss, Iliyasu said the case was still under investigation, while the corpse of Amudat had been deposited at the morgue of the Ijebu Ode General Hospital.