Four boys arrested for allegedly killing Sofiat Kehinde for money rituals in Ogun State have disclosed that they had seen and followed “guidelines” on how to be rich on Facebook.
They made this known on Monday while being paraded by the Police at the State Headquarters, Eleweran.
The boys were arrested last Saturday after being caught beheading and burning the head of the girl in the Oke Aregba community, Abeokuta.
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The ritual suspects are 17 years old Wariz Oladehinde, the boyfriend of the murdered woman, Soliu Majekodunmi, who is 18 years of age, 19-year-old Abdul Gafar Lukman, 19, and the 20-year-old Mustakeem Balogun, said to be the mastermind.
Majekodunmi explained that Ms Kehinde had been introduced to him in December 2021 by Balogun and advised him to get into a romantic relationship with her.
He said, “Last year December, Mustakeem gave me her number that I should be dating her. The first time Sofiat came to my house, I informed Mustakeem that she was around and that she had agreed to my proposal for a relationship.
“The second time Sofiat came, I told him, but he told me that she is not a good girl and advised that we should use her (for money rituals).
“Mustakeem said he saw a guideline for ‘Osole’ (money ritual) on Facebook and he had a screenshot of it.
“Since then, he had been disturbing me that we should use Sofiat for money ritual, but I didn’t agree with him.
“In fact, on many occasions, I lied to Sofiat that I am not at home just to dissuade her from coming.
“During the process, Mustakeem had ensured that we all make contributions towards other items needed for the ritual.
“So, eventually, Sofiat came to my house on Friday. I was inside my room with her while Mustakeem was outside. Later Mustakeem told me that we should go ahead and use her since all other needed items for the rituals are ready.”
Soliu told newsmen that he had regretted his action, urging other youths who are in a hurry to make money quickly to wait for their time.
“I have regrets. If I knew it would end up like this I would not have gotten myself involved in the act. My advice to those who don’t want to wait for their time is that, they should please wait for their time,” he said.