The missing body of a 100-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Quadri Salami, has been found in a shallow grave in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
The Ogun State Police Command successfully solved the mystery surrounding the student's disappearance after exhuming the decomposing body parts. The breakthrough came following a tracking clue that led to the arrest of one Akeem Usman, found in possession of the victim's phone.
The suspects, including Akeem Usman, are currently in custody at Eleweran's State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further discreet investigations. The police have stated their intention to prosecute the individuals involved.
The investigation began when Quadri's father reported his son's sudden disappearance on November 14, 2023, at Kenta Police station. Despite efforts to locate him, the father had not seen his son since November 8, prompting the police to intervene and unravel the circumstances surrounding the case.
The PPRO added that, “He (Akeem) implicated one Ifadowo Niyi that both of them committed the heinous crime by slaughtering the victim (Quadri) and dismembered his vital parts for ritual purposes”.
“He added that Ifadowo went away with Quadri’s head, and his two wrist, and paid the sum of one hundred thousand Naira into Akeem Usman’s account as proceeds from the sale of the human body parts”.
“The suspects thereafter continued to sell the victim’s other body parts on demand to internet fraudsters and buried the heart, two legs, and flesh inside a plastic rubber for rituals and used the remaining parts for “awure” a crime against humanity”.
“Among their confessional statement, the duo admitted that they have used four other human heads for money rituals known as “Osole”.