A 16-year-old teenager, identified as Azeez Tajudeen, in the Ijaniki area of Lagos, yesterday, lured his 4-year-old neighbour, Ibrahim, to a primary school and killed him for a N50, 000 ransom.
The accused was said to have stabbed and strangled the victim. He also removed his intestines, kidney and cut off of his manhood.
According to Azeez, a man named Osho had approached him and asked him to get him fresh human parts and that he would be paid N50,000 in return.
“At first, I did not want to give in to what he told me but thoughts of it kept coming. When I woke up on Monday morning, I saw Ibrahim at the back of the house. I told him to accompany me to a primary school not too far from the house.”
“The name of the school,” he said, “is Anglican Primary School, Ijanikin.”
“He eventually followed me after much persuasion. I looked around and made sure no one was watching then I stabbed him with a knife from behind. He fell down and I strangled him with a rope,” the accused added.
“I used the knive to cut his stomach open, removing his intestine, kidney and I also cut off his manhood,” he stated.Azeez was apprehended and forced to carry the dead body.
He has however been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command and is currently in detention at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Yaba.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Patricia Amadin said:
“On arrival at the primary school, we found the lifeless body of the 4-year-old boy while the suspect was soaked in the deceased’s blood.”
“From close observation, it was discovered that some vital organs such as the kidney, penis and intestine had been removed from the deceased. All the organs were kept in a black nylon bag.”
“The suspect was arrested and taken to the station. The body of the deceased has been deposited at a government mortuary and Azeez was arrested following intelligence information. We are presently looking out for Osho,” she quipped.