Timilehin Shonibare, a 400 level student of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) was gruesomely murdered by herbalists and his body parts were cut off for ritual purpose.
The police command in Osun State on Tuesday, dated 4th of July, 2017, arrested three persons, suspected to be responsible for the death of a 400-level student identified as Timilehin Shonibare of Osun state University, whose decomposing body was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday.
Sakariyahu Abdulrafiu(19), and two of his friends, Ayuba Ibrahim, (24), and Yusuff Kareem (18), who were suspected were said to have murdered the deceased for ritual purpose.
They confessed to have killed the student with a pestle.
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Olufimihan Adeoye, while parading the suspects said the trio were herbalists and had conspired with one other person presently at large to commit the crime on June 26, at about 7:30pm, around Oke-baale, Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
According to Adeoye, the body of the victim was dismembered after killing him, as his head and the two wrists were cut off and his remains was dumped in the bush.
He said the case of a missing person was reported to the police by friends of the deceased, on June 27 at 7:45pm and that the information provided by the victim’s friends led to the arrest of the suspects.
He added that the head and wrists of the slain student have already been roasted in a local pot, and subsequently recovered from the culprits, together with his remains, which has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
The Comissioner of Police further said that, investigations were still ongoing to get more facts and details about the incident and he also mentioned that the prosecutors will be dealt with according to the law.
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