The Oyo State Police Command yesterday [Apr. 23] at the police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, paraded two suspects for allegedly killing a 42-year-old woman, Mrs. Sekinat Emiola. One of the suspects, Asimiyu Ayantayo, the lover of the deceased, allegedly beheaded her and cut off her two hands after making love with her at his Oke-Are area of Ibadan, the state capital.
But, Ayantayo, while speaking with journalists, said the deceased died as a result of the killer charm, ‘magun’ that was placed on her by another man. He said after making love with the deceased, she allegedly somersaulted under the spell of ‘magun’ and died. But, asked why he beheaded her after killing her, he said he never wanted to use her for rituals, but to make it impossible for residents in the area to identify her.
His words: “She was my mistress. I contacted ‘magun’ on her during love-making. She wanted to somersault but I helped her. Then she started vomiting after the act and she fell down from the chair and died. It was then I beheaded her and cut off her two hands. I don’t need the body parts for anything and I did nothing with it”.
His accomplice, Mr. Isiaka Akanbi, who denied involvement in the act, said his friend only sent him to buy a sack for him, but did not know the purpose for which he needed it.
The parade of the suspects attracted many sympathisers at Eleyele area, who thronged the state police headquarters to catch a glimpse of the suspects and the gory picture of the head and the hands that were severed by the suspects.