Olagunju Adetunji, a pastor in Kajola, near Osogbo, was yesterday paraded by the Osun state police command for being in possession of human hands and legs.
The Command also paraded Adewumi Gbadamosi, a herbalist, Rasheed Ajani, Saka Akeem, and Abiodun Adetimilehin alongside the 40-year-old pastor for allegedly killing a teenager simply identified as Kehinde near a hospital in Osogbo.
Wale Olokode, the state Commissioner of Police, said acting on intelligence, operatives arrested the suspects at Oke Ayepe area of Osogbo and Kajola ljesha.
“The suspects were arrested with two decaying hands and two legs of one Kehinde, whose surname and address are still unknown. The principal suspect, one Adewumi Gbadamosi, confessed to the crime and said the victim’s head was given to one Olagunju Adetunji for rituals,” Olokode stated.
Gbadamosi told newsmen that he shot Kehinde dead while on night guard duty post in Osogbo, adding that after shooting, he dismembered him, took some parts and threw the remains into a river.
The 50-year-old herbalist explained that he gave the head to Adetunji and his friend, Saka, who had approached him for help because of poor patronage.
He also said Ajani, who was also working as a night guard, assisted him to carry the deceased after he had killed him.
The CP said the suspects would be arraigned before a court after investigation had been completed.