On Saturday, February 12, men from the Ogun State Police Command arrested Kehinde Oladimeji, 43, and his wife Adejumoke Raji, 35, for being in possession of fresh human parts.
The couple, who live at 72 MKO Abiola Way in Leme, Abeokuta, were apprehended after a report was filed at Kemta Divisional Headquarters by one Chief Moshood Ogunwolu, the Baale of Leme Community, who stated that one Pastor Adisa Olarewaju, a co-tenant with the suspects, informed him of offensive odors emanating from the suspects’ room.
Following the complaint, DPO Kemta Division CSP Adeniyi Adekunle dispatched his detectives to the area, where they conducted a search.
A plastic dish containing fresh human body parts was discovered in the room during a search, and the couple was arrested immediately.
During questioning, the suspects admitted that they were herbalists and that the human parts, which included hands, breasts, and other body parts, were donated to them by one Michael, who they claimed lived in Abeokuta’s Adatan neighborhood.
All attempts to locate the aforementioned Michael were unsuccessful because the suspects were unable to locate his residence.
A mutilated body of an unknown person was discovered in a marshy area near Abeokuta a few weeks ago.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest, saying that the state commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the suspects to be immediately transferred to the Homicide Section of the state criminal investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He went on to say that the CP has promised to prosecute anyone who was directly or indirectly involved in the crime as a deterrent to others.