A suspected ritualist, Bashiru Ajadi, has been arrested by police operatives for allegedly killing and dismembering his girlfriend named Ashiata Salimon in Ajadi Arin village, in Ayedire local government area of Osun State after she paid a visit to the suspect.
Ashiata was declared missing four weeks ago after she had visited Ajadi at his residence in the village via Oke-Osun.
However, some of the relatives suspected she was kidnapped by her lover and decided to report the incident to Amotekun operatives in Iwo.
She was later found dead as her corpse was dismembered for alleged ritual purposes.
Confirming the incident, the Field Commander of Osun Amotekun, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, said the suspect fled when operatives went to his house with a view to inviting him for questioning.
“One of the sons of the victim and a friend to her mother reported the matter to us at Iwo community. Our men swung into action but before we got to the house where Ajadi lives, he had fled. The matter was later reported to the police and the suspect was arrested at Lalupon in Oyo State.
“Ajadi killed the woman and dismembered her corpse at Ajadi Arin Village, Oke-Osun, Osun State,” he said.