63-year-old Korede Odubela, pictured left, has been arrested by Ogun state police command, for allegedly killing his 16-year-old step-daughter, Amudat Oshimodi, and selling her head to his son, Seun, a herbalist, who allegedly paid N3,000 as first installment.
According to Vanguard, the suspect reportedly connived with one Lekan Lawal, to commit the crime at Imosan Area of Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of the state.
Odubela alondside Lawal strangled strangled Amudat and then cut off her hand and head which was sold to his herbalist of a son. During interrogation, Odubela who was paraded at the state police command yesterday, said it was the deceased’s mother that asked that she should be killed because she was always stealing her money.
“It is true that Lekan Lawal and I connived to kill my step-daughter. The girl was 16 years old. She was always stealing her mother’s money. And the mother said we should kill her as a sacrifice for the other children she had. Since she normally slept at the door post outside, at 12 midnight, I invited Lekan Lawal. He held the girl by the neck and strangled her while I held her legs. That was how she died.”
When interrogated, the mother of the deceased denied the allegation that she consented to her daughter being killed.
She said she had five children from her previous marriage before getting married to Odubela. She said indeed her daughter’s character was dis-satisfactory but she never instructed that she should be killed.
The police say both men would soon be charged to court.