Man Confesses Murder Of Aunt Over Suspicion Of Witchcraft In Ogun


Dansu Asogba, the suspect

A 23-year-old man, identified as Dansu Asogba, is under police arrest in Ogun State for alleged killing of his 60-year-old aunt, Iyabo Dansu, over alled witchcraft.

In a statement on Saturday, the Ogun State Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, an indigene of Ogun State, was arrested following a report by two children of the victim at the Ipokia Divisional Police Headquarters.

According to Oyeyemi, the children had reported that they were informed on August 22 that their mother, who was not suffering from any illness had died, hinting further that the children of the deceased “stated further that since they were not suspecting any foul play, they decided to bury her without necessarily reporting to the police.

Saud Oyeyemi: “But immediately after the burial, they heard information that the suspect, who is a nephew to the deceased was seen in her house on that fateful day, and shortly after he left, the woman was declared dead”.

This, he said, aroused the suspicion of residents as they threatened to carry out a traditional ritual to expose the killer. Hearing the determination of the community to go spiritual about the death of the woman, Asogba reportedly came out to confess being the one responsible for her death.

The DPO Ipokia Division, SP Adebayo Hakeem, was said to have detailed his men to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

Said the PPRO: “On interrogation, he admitted killing the deceased, but claimed that he did so because of his belief that the deceased was responsible for the death of his first child and the subsequent miscarriage suffered by his wife.

“He confessed further that it was an iron rod he used to hit the woman on the neck which resulted to her death”.

Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered that the case be transferred to the homicide section of the State CIID for further investigation.

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