The police have given insights into into how an 18 – year old undergraduate students at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile – Ife, who was initially deemed missing, was murdered and his head, two wrists harvested and sold for N100,000 to body parts dealers.
Quadri Salami was last seen on November 8, 2023 by the family. When he was no where to be found, his father reported the matter at the Kemta Divisional Police Headquarters on November 14.
However after weeks if painstaking investigation, detectives unravelled the mysterious disappearance and located a shallow grave where the boy’s remains were interred on December 6.
The arrest of Akeem Usman, who was in possession of the victim’s phone, implicated another suspect – Ifadowo Niyi, which exposed they committed the heinous crime by slaughtering Quadri.
A statement by the Ogun police spokesman SP Omolola Odutola, reads: “The Ogun State Police Command has unraveled the disappearance of one Quadri Salami “m” 18 year old a 100 level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, whose father reported at Kemta Police station on the 14th of November 2023, as a case of a missing person, that since the 8th of November he had not set his eyes on his son and all efforts to locate him proved abortive.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha, made a significant breakthrough today the 6th of December 2023 when he personally led a team of Tactical Squad to Mile 6 in Ajebo area of Abeokuta to a shallow grave to exhume the decomposing body parts of the deceased after a tracking clue beamed at one Akeem Usman “m” who was arrested in possession with the victims phone. He implicated one Ifadowo Niyi “m” that both of them committed the heinous crime by slaughtering the victim one Quadri and dismembered his vital parts for ritual purposes.
“Ifadowo went away with Quadri’s head, and his two wrists, and paid the sum of one hundred thousand Naira into Akeem Usman’s account as proceeds from the sale of the human body parts.
“The suspects thereafter continued to sell the victim’s other body parts on demand to Internet fraudsters and buried the heart, two legs, and flesh inside a plastic rubber for rituals and used the remaining parts for “Awure” a crime against humanity.
“Among their confessional statement, the duo admitted that they have used four other human heads for money rituals known as “Osole”
“The suspects are now in Eleweran at SCID for continuation of discreet investigations and will definitely be prosecuted.
“The CP remain committed to ensuring that justice is served and will continue to investigate further to bring all perpetrators to face the full extent of the Law. Stating that such criminal involvement endangers innocent lives urging parents to collectively work together with the police in Ogun by giving volunteer information to eradicate such nefarious practices.”