The Ogun State Police Command has revealed the mystery trailing the death of a man identified as Alh. Jimoh Bello, in Owode-Yewa, Seven months after his body was found in the booth of his car without knowledge of those behind his death.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, said the victim was found dead on May 29, 2020 in the booth of his Toyota Camry car parked at Omo-Ilu Owotedo area, via Idiroko town.
Oyeyemi explained that “The residents of the area who noticed the car parked in their area started suspecting foul play when an offensive odor was gushing out of the vehicle and they subsequently reported at Idiroko divisional headquarters.
“When the police got to the scene, the car was forced open and the corpse of the deceased was discovered in the booth. The case was subsequently transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation with clear mandate to fish out the killers.
“A team led by CSP Femi Olabode embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation, which led to the arrest of a 20-year-old herbalist identified as Misipode Dosu. He was the last person seen with the deceased.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that the deceased contracted him for a money making ritual of which he billed him the sum of N300, 000 out of which the deceased had paid him N250, 000. But after some time, the deceased started pressurizing him that he has not seen any positive outcome of the ritual. Out of fear that the deceased might report him to the police for obtaining money from him under false pretense, he invited him for the final stage of the ritual at Idiroko.
“On getting there, he gave him a concoction prepared with a poisonous substance to eat and the man slumped and died immediately he ate the concoction.
“The suspect there and then put the deceased into the booth of his car, drove the car, and parked it at the place where the corpse was recovered.
“The Commissioner of Police (CP) Edward A. Ajogun has directed that the suspect be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as the investigation is concluded.” he added