The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old herbalist, Misipode Dosu who allegedly killed an hotelier, Jimoh Bello.
Bello, the owner of a popular hotel in Owode-Yewa, was found dead in his Toyota Camry’s boot parked at the Omo-Ilu Owotedo area, via Idiroko town.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested after seven months of the murder.
Oyeyemi revealed that Bello’s corpse was found on May 29, 2020, after residents noticed his car parked in their area and an offensive odour started coming out of the vehicle.
He said they later reported at the Idiroko police divisional headquarters.
The PPRO said, “When the police got to the scene, the car door was forced open and the corpse of the deceased was discovered in the boot of the car.
“The case was subsequently transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation with a clear mandate to fish out the killers.
“The CSP Femi Olabode-led team embarked on intelligence and technical-based investigation, which led them to the arrest of a 20-year-old herbalist, Misipode Dosu, who happened to be the last person that was seen with the deceased.”
Oyeyemi, however explained that the suspect who confessed during interrogation stated that the deceased contracted him for a money-making ritual, for which he billed him the sum of N300,000.
He alleged that the victim paid him N250,000.
Dosu was said to be pressurized by the deceased stating that Bello had not seen the positive outcome of the ritual.
Oyeyemi added, “Out of fear that the deceased might report him to the police for obtaining money from him under false pretences, he invited him to come for the final stage of the ritual at Idiroko.
“On getting there, he gave him a concoction prepared with a poisonous substance to eat and the man slumped and died immediately he ate the concoction.
“The suspect there and then put the deceased into the boot of his car, drove the car and parked it at the place where the corpse was recovered.”
He also disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the suspect be arraigned as soon as the investigation was concluded.