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  • Updated: November 10, 2022

Ogun Police Arrests Suspected Ritualist Over Woman's Disappearance

Ogun Police Arrests Suspected Ritualist Over Woman's Disappe

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four men over the sudden disappearance of a 36-year-old woman, Adebayo Aminat Keji who had gone missing since September 16, 2022.

The suspects, Azeez Raimi, 21 years, Yusuf Saheed, 33 years, Awodero Michael, 27 years and Soneye Lateef, 39 years were arrested following a complaint lodged at Shagamu Divisional headquarters by Ahmed Adebayo, the elder brother of the victim.

Adebayo had reported that the victim left home on September 15, 2022, and her whereabouts are since unknown.

In a statement signed by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Command Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, directed the anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation Departments to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the woman.

"In compliance with the CP's directive, SP Taiwo Opadiran led team embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led them to one Soneye Lateef a hotelier, whose hotel facility the victim was seen last.

"On interrogation, the hotelier admitted that the missing woman was in his hotel on that day at the invitation of her friend, Bose Fajebe, who came to the hotel with her boyfriend.

"The said Bose Fajebe invited the missing woman to join them, but as soon as she arrived, the hotelier picked interest in her and started having a romantic discussion with her.

"While the two of them were discussing, Bose and her boyfriend left them and went away," the statement read.

"The hotelier further explained that the missing girl also left not quite long after her friend had left, and later in the night, he also left the hotel with two of his friends namely; Saheed Yusuf and Micheal Awodero to meet a herbalist Azeez Raimi who is to carry out Ifa divination ritual for them, and that they were all at the shrine throughout the night.

"But contrary to his claim that the missing girl was not with them at the shrine, the Ifa priest confirmed he saw the woman in the car with Soneye Lateef and Yusuf Saheed outside the shrine and that they later left with the lady in the night to somewhere he didnt know, only for them to come back early in the morning without the lady.

"He also gave vivid description of the woman he saw, and when her photograph was shown to him, he quickly recognized and confirmed it as the woman he saw with Sonoye Lateef and Yusuf Saheed.

"Awodero Micheal corroborated the herbalist statement that they were all at the shrine throughout the night, but the hotelier and Saheed who is an internet fraudster left the shrine with the woman in the night and came back in the morning without her."

Oyeyemi also disclosed that further investigation revealed that the woman must have been used for ritual purpose.





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