A man, identified as Korede Odubela, has killed his step-daughter, Amudalat Oshimodi, for ritual purposes.
Odubela carried out the heinous act in connivance with Lekan Lawal, at Imosan area in Ifesowapo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State.
The duo, confessed to the crime and they were among the 12 suspects arrested for various offences and paraded at the Police headquarters in Abeokuta, on Tuesday, by the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ilyasu.
The CP said the victim was strangulated to death by the two, while her head and hands were sold to ritualists.
“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 sleeps at the door post outside. So, on the fateful night around 12 midnight, I invited Lekan Lawal, and he held the girl by the neck and strangled her while I held her legs.
“That was how she died,” Odubela said.
The suspect claimed that his step-daughter’s head was sold to his son, Seun, a herbalist at N3,000, as first instalment.
The victim’s mother, however, denied her husband’s claim that her daughter should be killed for any reason.
The CP told journalists that the case was still under investigation, while the corpse of Amudat has been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ijebu Ode.