The Osun State police command on Tuesday paraded three persons, suspected to be responsible for the death of a 400-level student of Osun state University, Timilehin Soonibare, whose decomposing body was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday.
The suspects, Sakariyahu Abdulrafiu (19), and two of his friends, Ayuba Ibrahim, (24), and Yusuff Kareem (18), 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 CP explained that investigations were ongoing to get more facts.
He promised that the culprits would be accordingly prosecuted in line with the dictates of the law.