Boyfriend turned cannibal, Owolabi Adeeko has told Police interrogators in Ogun state how he killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Favour Daley-Oladele,
Boyfriend turned cannibal, Owolabi Adeeko has told Police interrogators in Ogun state how he killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Favour Daley-Oladele, a final year Theatre Arts student of the Lagos State University.
The gory detail of a most gruesome murder was conveyed in a statement by the Ogun state Police PRO, Abayami Oyeyemi today. Oyeyemi explained how crack detectives from the Mowe division set out to find the student, declared missing by the parents and how the investigation led to one gangling so-called prophet in Osun State.
The cannibal, Owolabi lured the victim to a Cherubim & Seraphim Church at Ikoyi-Ile in Osun State where he allegedly killed the girl while she was asleep by using a pestle to smash her head, and later her organs were removed for a ‘get-rich quick’ money-making concoction. He told detectives in Ogun State that he decided to use Favour for money rituals ostensibly to lift his family out of poverty, explaining that things had not been rosy for his family.
He was allegedly assisted in the crime by a self- acclaimed pastor of the white garment church, Segun Philip, who removed the girl’s heart and fed Owolabi and his mother with the concoction prepared with Favour’s heart.
The deceased was reported to have left home to an unknown destination since December 8 and had not been seen since then; hence she was reported missing by her parents at Mowe Police Station. Detectives went into full scale technical and forensic investigation of the case and their efforts paid off when the movement of the deceased was traced to a white garment church in far-away Ikoyi-Ile in Osun State being headed by Pastor Segun Philip.
“On getting to the church, the self acclaimed pastor was promptly arrested but he was quick to inform the detectives that the girl was brought to him by her boyfriend, Adeeko Owolabi, who was still within the vicinity of the church. The said boyfriend was traced and apprehended immediately. He confessed to the police that the deceased was his girlfriend and that he lured her to Ikoyi-Ile where he has perfected plans with the so-called pastor Segun Philip to use her for money making ritual.
“He stated further that while the girl was sleeping, the pastor gave him a pestle with which he used to smash the head of the girl and the pastor quickly used a knife to cut off her neck, ripped open her chest and removed her heart which he used in preparing a concoction for him and his mother to eat.
“When asked what pushed him to such devilish act, Owolabi Adeeko explained that he decided to go into money ritual because things are not going well with his parents economically most especially his mother who used to be the breadwinner of the family; and when he sought for assistance from the pastor, he was asked to bring a human being for that purpose and the available person at that time was his girlfriend”.
Police Commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson has directed that the suspects be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.
“The police boss, who described the gruesome murder as a high degree of wickedness, has vowed to ensure that the suspects face the full wrath of the law.”