•Mother of deceased: she told me she was going to work
The grief was penetrating and infectious. The eerie silence that befell the environment was so loud and visible you could almost touch it. Everywhere reeked of sorrow.
Wajub Akanbi, the widower of the 32- year-old housewife, Abosede, allegedly hacked down last month for rituals by a native doctor and her ex- lover, Segun Olaniyi, in connivance with 12 others, exemplified the tragic atmosphere. Eyes blood shot and fighting hard not to break down in tears, he intermittently shook his head in grief and muffled some incoherent words. He was a personification of pity.
We had reported last Saturday how Abosede was allegedly killed for rituals after she visited the 42-year-old Olaniyi on November 3. Olaniyi and other suspects were picked up by the police at Itori, Ifo, Papalanto and Adigbe areas of Ogun State.
Other suspects are: Ayodimeji Adeleye (25); Babalola Akanbi (48); Adeifa Sogbeyinde (37); Rasaq Rasaq Arabs (27); Sunday Akinyemi (41); Adewole Olwafemi aka Pastor (38); Mustapha Ajibola aka Alfa (31); Mustapha Iliya (30); Shilola Amodu aka Alfa (38); Jamiu Abass (25); Smooth Kazeem aka Alfa (37) and Adesola Oduyemi (56). Eight other suspects, according to the police, are currently at large.
They were arrested by operatives in the Ogun State annex of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) following a petition by Abosede’s father, Mr Segun Adeyemi, claiming that his daughter mysteriously disappeared on her way back from office on November 3, 2019.
The petition was addressed to the Inspector General of Police through the Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Parts of Abosede’s dismembered body were recovered in a forest at Adumbi village in Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government, Ogun State.