Money ritual: Herbalist collects N400k from client, kills and dumps his body by the road side
The quest of a 40-year-old vulcaniser, Oderinde Sunday, to be rich through money ritual, ended tragically for him, as the herbalist he consulted killed him and dumped his body on the road side after collecting N400,000 from him in Osogbo, Osun State.
But the suspected killer, 34-year-old Saheed Adekunle, resident in 24 Alaperin street, Sabo area, Osogbo, was eventually arrested after the police’s attention was drawn to a ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag dumped on a street on Wednesday, March 8.
On opening the bag, an unidentified man was found dead and squeezed inside. On March 9, a man, discovered to be a brother to Sunday, reported at a police station that his brother had been killed by Adekunle, prompting the police to go after the suspect.
The deceased had approached Adekunle, a tailor and herbs seller, to help him prepare a charm that would make him wealthy. To achieve his goal, the deceased reportedly sold his piece of land with an uncompleted building on it for N400,000, which he gave to Adekunle to prepare the said charm.
But Adekunle was said to have reneged on his promise, which resulted in a fight between them. In the ensuing fight, Adekunle allegedly picked up a big stone while the deceased had his back turned to him, and smashed it on his head.
In an interview, the suspect confessed that he killed the vulcaniser, saying that his action was to stop him from continuing to ask for his money that he collected. “I didn’t know how to do such a charm; I only wanted to deceive him.
Sunday picked a quarrel with me that I had not prepared the charm. We started fighting and I stepped outside my room, picked a heavy stone and hit him on the head with it.
I picked a wire and strangled him, after which I put his body in a big ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag. It was after my arrest that I realised the gravity of my action. I have never done such a thing in my life.
I believe it was the devil that used me. I know what I did was bad but I want to plead with the government to forgive me. I will never do such a thing again.”