The 16-year-old boy, Tajudeen Azeez, who killed a 4-year-old boy in the Otto Ijanikin area of Lagos State on Monday, July 27, 2015 has revealed the reasons behind his evil action.
According to Azeez, he stabbed and strangled the victim, Ibrahim Jamiu Hassan, cut off his penis and removed his intestines and kidney in the morning of the fateful day behind Anglican Primary School in the area.
It was gathered that he committed the act because a man named Osho had approached him for human parts for which he promised to pay N50,000.
Azeez said: “At first, I did not want to succumb to the temptation but it kept coming. When I woke up this morning (Monday), I saw Ibrahim at the back of the house. I told him to escort me to a primary school not too far from the house.
“The name of the school is Anglican Primary School, Ijanikin. He followed me to the place and on arrival there, I stabbed him with a knife from behind. He fell down and I strangled him with a rope. I then cut his stomach open with the knife. I am sorry for what I did.”
Officials of the Lagos State police command arrested Azeez following a tip off and made him carry the lifeless remains of the victim.
Azeez is currently at the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Yaba.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer for the state DSP Patricia Amadin, who confirmed the incident said the deceased has been deposited at a government mortuary.
She said, “Based on the strength of the information, the DPO and his men raced to the place. On arrival, they found the lifeless body of a four-year-old boy while the suspect was soaked in the deceased’s blood.
“From close observation, it was discovered that some vital organs such as the kidney and intestine had been removed from the deceased. All the organs were kept in a black nylon bag. The suspect was promptly arrested and taken to the station.”
The police have intensified efforts to ensure they apprehend Osho.