The suspected killer of hotelier Alhaji Jimoh Bello has been arrested more than six months after the horrific murder.
Police said, “after months of painstaking investigation, the operatives of Ogun State police Command have unraveled the mystery behind the killing of Bello.”
Back in May 2020, Bello was found dead in the trunk of his car along Owode-Idi-Iroko Road, in Ogun state.
He had left his house in Owode for Idiroko on Monday night, May 18, and was declared missing by his family when he didn’t return.
In a statement on Thursday, Dec 10, it was said that the case had since been transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
According to Oyeyemi, “the CSP Femi Olabode-led team embarked on intelligence and technical based investigation which led them to the arrest of a 20-year-old herbalist, Misipode Dosu, who was the last person seen with the deceased.”
Explaining the motive for the killing, Oyeyemi said: “On interrogation, the suspect confessed that the deceased contracted him for a money-making ritual, for which he billed him N300,000 out of which N250,000 had been paid.
“But after some time, the deceased started pressurizing him that he had not seen any positive outcome of the ritual. Out of fear that the deceased might report him to the police for obtaining money from him under false pretence, he invited him to come for the final stage of the ritual at Idiroko.
“On getting there, he gave him a concoction prepared with a poisonous substance to eat and the man slumped and died immediately he ate the concoction.
“The suspect there and then put the deceased into the booth of his car and drove the car and parked it at the place where the corpse was recovered.”