Three young men, Babatunde Aderonmu, Sina Damilare and Kola Taofeek, have been arrested by the Ogun State Police command for allegedly kidnapping and killing an 11 year old girl identified as Aminat Ishola.
The police allege that the suspects used a powdery substance on the child while she was in their den which resulted in her death afterwards. The victim, Aminat was a primary 5 pupil and was reported to have been kidnapped on May 21, 2015 at Arugudu, Ijoko in Sango of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
After the kidnap, the suspects allegedly moved her to Osun-Jegede in Ibadan. Oyo State where she was held captive while the suspects demanded a ransom.
The suspects were paraded in Abeokuta on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and according to the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, one of the suspected persons, Aderounmu, masterminded the kidnap as he was a former employee of the victim’s father at his bakery.
The police PRO claimed that Aderounmu confessed to Taofeek administering a substance on the victim to hypnotise her which led to her death.
Adejobi said, “After kidnapping the girl, she was taken to Osun-Jegede. On the second day, the girl died because they administered some substance on the girl which is suspected to be poison.
“The prime suspect, Aderounmu said Taofeek, who claimed to be an Alfa administered the substance on the girl, which eventually killed her.
“After the girl had died, they packed her corpse into a sack and dumped the sack opposite Ogbere Police Station in Ibadan.
“The following day, a woman whose shop is close to the police station noticed the sack and called the attention of the police . The Divisional Police Officer ordered the opening of the sack and it was discovered that it was a corpse.
“We have carried out an autopsy on the girl and we are awaiting the result.”
Adejobi also claimed that the suspects had demanded a N2 million ransom from the parents of the girl before they would release her, but finally agreed to collect N300,000.
He said, “It was at this stage that the parents reported the matter to the police and we swung into action.
“The officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad commenced investigation on the matter, which led to the arrest of the lead suspect, Aderonmu.
“The suspect had sent the account number of a prophetess, who they claimed prayed for them, to the parents.
“The suspects had also confessed that they employed the service of an Alfa who administered a substance on the girl, which led to her death.
“They said they dumped her remains very close to the Divisional Police Station.”