Face of a man who killed his daughter for ritual in Ogun state

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He killed his daughter for what turned out as an unsuccessful money making ritual, just as the police in Ogun State has arrested him with the decomposing human head.

The 32-year-old Monday Karezu, who is a citizen of Benin Republic, was arrested alongside a 44-year-old Anagonou Kamelan, on November 3.

They were arrested following a tip-off received by men of the special crime investigation section of the state CIID.

The police unit had got a tip-off that the men would visit a herbalist with the human head which they planned to use for money making ritual.

With the information, the DSP Nurudeen Gafar-led team was said to have mobilised his men to the herbalist’s house, where the suspects were nabbed after two hours of laying ambush for them.

Monday Karezu had lied to the police that he got the head from a place known as Ijale papa; “but investigation revealed the human head with him was that of a woman who died three months ago during childbirth,” the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi told newsmen on Sunday, adding that the corpse was buried near the suspect’s house.

Oyeyemi said, “It was further discovered that the suspect had one time killed his nine months old daughter and used her head for the same purpose but did not succeed.

“He had also exhumed another corpse, removed the head and used it for money making ritual but failed.”

Karezu’s accomplice, Kamalen, a Togolese, had had told him that “he knew an herbalist who can do ‘original money making ritual’ with human head.”

This, Oyeyemi said, informed the exhuming of the corpse, whose head he cut off to the herbalist’s house.

The state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered a full investigation into the past activities of the suspects.

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