A suspected ritual killer, Timothy Odeniyi, who was arrested by men of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo with human parts has confessed that he was promised N30m if he could produce and deliver the parts to Lagos.
The 35-year-old who made this confession while speaking with newsmen after he was paraded by the Amotekun officials in Akure said the human parts were meant to be sold to someone who contracted him for rituals.
Odeniyi, a truck driver with a brewery company, was arrested in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, said the human parts were billed to be delivered to one of his bosses in the waste disposal section for money ritual.
He said, “I went to the burial ground to cut the legs and hands of one of the corpses buried there. Before I was caught, I had planned to take the human parts to the person that sent me to Lagos. He promised to pay me N30 million once I deliver the items.
“I only went to the burial ground in the Sabo area of Ondo town to cut the parts, I didn’t kill anybody and this is my first time. I used to be a trailer driver
“The person that sent me used to be my boss when I use to drive a truck. I use to dump it in a waste bin and he will send those who will pick it”
But the Amotekun commander in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye dismissed the suspect’s claims, saying the suspect had deliberately killed the victim before severing the parts and hurriedly buried the body in a shallow grave.
Adeleye said “We want to intimate the public on the need to be very careful, as the latest trend is gradually shifting from daily kidnappings to ritual killings. The public should be generally careful about the craze to acquire wealth by these young men.
We have the suspect in our custody, Timothy Odeniyi who was caught and arrested with the hands and legs of a human being wrapped in paper.
Upon interrogation, he took us to where he severed the body of the person killed and hurriedly buried the body in a shallow grave. He was arrested in Ondo town and committed the crime on January 30, 2022.
“We implore the public to be careful of who they go out with. We have a number of those who’d go out with their girlfriends solely to kill them for rituals. I think the general public should be wary and careful of this.