The suspected ritualist, Taofeek Adams, that was arrested by Lagos State Police Command on Sunday for allegedly killing a woman in Badagry area of the state said that he was paid four thousand naira to killed his victim.
Adams who was paraded at the police command’s headquarters in Ikeja said three other people were involved in the killing of the lady for ritual.
He explained that the victim was kidnapped at Sango Otta in Ogun State using a commercial vehicle and taken to Badagry where she was killed on Sunday.
It would be recalled that Adams was caught with a fresh woman head of a female victim, the heart and two hands in Badagry on Sunday.
The suspect was later handed over to policemen from the Area K Command, where operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad picked him up on Monday.
He was said to have led FSARS officers to where a stockpile of fresh and decaying human bodies were found in a bush.
A resident, David Taiwo, said the incident threw the community into confusion, adding that nobody suspected Taofik was into such acts.
According to him, Taofik has been living in the community for a long time. People are used to seeing him with pieces of wood on his head while riding a bicycle with one hand. Nobody knew his exact job.
“A few days ago, he started going about with sacks that were always soaked with blood. When he was asked what he was carrying, he said he had become a hunter, adding that he was carrying fresh bush meat.
“A policeman, who had observed him, decided to stop him yesterday (Sunday). The man said he was interested in buying the bush meat and when Taofik started an argument with him, he forced the suspect to open the sack.
“He brought out a knife to attack the officer and the policeman raised the alarm. He abandoned the sack and took to his heels. People gave him a chase, caught up with him and took him back to where the sack was. They found a young lady’s head and hands in the sack.”
The resident said when Taofik was queried, he claimed to be selling the parts to some individuals who needed them for ritual purposes.
Another resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed that the deceased was the suspect’s girlfriend.
She added that Taofik would have been killed, but for the intervention of the police.
She said, the man has two wives and the lady he killed was his girlfriend. People wanted to kill him, but the police saved him.