Confession of a Ritual Killer: ‘I sold Body Parts for N8,500’

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A suspected ritual killer, Yewunu Tanlaju, has come out with the stunning confession that he sold the severed parts of a 17-year-old girl, Taye Gusinu, to an herbalist for N8,500.

Police investigation revealed that 35-year-old suspect allegedly killed the victim last Thursday in Idosemo, Ipokia, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, by severing her head and removing her heart and other vital organs.

Speaking with newsmen at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta where he’s being held, Tanlanu said the victim was hawking puff-puff when he lured her into an isolated building.

“I saw the girl hawking puff-puff in a school environment. I called her and bought N40 puff-puff from her,” he said

“After she finished selling to me, she was leaving when I seized her from behind and tied her down. She attempted shouting, but I blocked her mouth.I slaughtered her myself.

“It was the second time I would be killing in the area. It was Asamo who told me to bring human parts, although I didn’t know what he wanted to use them for.

“When I delivered the girl’s parts, he gave me N8,500. But it was N10,000 he gave me when I delivered the first parts.”

Asamo, 27, confessed that the human parts were brought to him immediately the horrendous act was committed.

“It is true that he brought the human parts to my house, requesting money ritual. I collected them from him with the intention of reporting the case.

“I didn’t report to the police because police station is far from our area. I was the one who took the human parts to Joyi Suru for safekeeping. I gave him N8,500, so that he will not be suspicious.”

The father of the deceased was visibly angry when he demanded justice for his slain daughter.

“The government must also kill them. If I set my eyes on them again,  I will attack them with whatever I can get,” he said.

It’s unlikely they’ll get away scot free given the severity of the crime. Nigeria Police are the best in the world after all…

Emmanuel Offor

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