On allegation of witchcraft, a 23-year-old man identified as Dansu Asogba has been arrested for killing his 60-year-old aunt in Ipokia area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the suspect visited the deceased Iyabo Dansu with the intention of avenging the death of his first and wife’s miscarriage which he alleged the deceased of having a hand in it.
He paid the visit on August 22, 2020 and hit the deceased with an iron rod on the neck which led to her death.
Family members who took the death in good fate, oblivious that it was man-made, went ahead to bury the corpse, shortly after which, inhabitants of the community, who saw Asogba in the late woman’s house, suspected a foul play at such a coincidence, wondering the suddenness in her death after the suspect’s visit.
According to reports, the residents were said to have insisted on ensuring that they fished out the killer through traditional ritual means.
The assailant who got hold of the knowledge of the planned ritual, coupled with his belief in its efficacy and the aftermath effect, openly confessed to the heinous crime, a development that shocked two of the deceased children, who had to lodge a complaint at Ipokia division.