On sunday, a man was caught with a woman's decapitated head and hands at Ikoga Community in Badagry area of Lagos. The alleged murderer has been identified as Toafeek Hassan, a 60-year-old landlord.
It was learned that he was on his way to hand over the fresh body parts to a cleric when he was caught with a female head, two wrists in a sack, Vanguard reports.
While confessing before police arrived the scene, Hassan disclosed that it was his second time of
killing clients for the unnamed cleric for ritual purpose.
'She was not my direct client. A herbalist, Baba Ronke, brought her to me on Sunday. One Alfa from Sango-Otta took her to him.' he said He continues confessing that, 'The Alfa from Otta uses human beings for rituals. He deceived the woman to Badagry, saying he was bringing her to a senior colleague, who would perform some cleansing by the river side on her. 'Immediately they dropped the woman by the riverside they left, with a promise to wait for her at the bus stop. While she was waiting, I came and did my part of the job,' he saidAsked how he killed her, Hassan did not state clearly how he committed the act. He only replied that
'I began by asking her where she came from; she said she was from Ojodu Berger. I felt pity for her, but I could not help the situation. I was on my way to deliver the needed parts to the Alfa at Sango-Otta when I was arrested. This is my second time of working for Baba Ronke and Alfa,' he added.However, his accomplices are believed to have fled when news of Hassan’s arrest went round. When Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Cole-Famous, was contacted he confirmed the incident, saying they have started investigating the gruesome act.