A couple has been arrested for killing their son and using him for sacrifice. They buried him in a standing position after that.
A herbalist, Lajuwon Ogunleye and his wife, Adetutu Apalaya, have been arrested by the Ogun State police for conspiracy and murder of their 7-year -old son, Pelumi Apalaya, for ritual purposes.
Another woman, who is believed to be part of the murder squad, was also arrested.
Police said they took action after they heard the who didn’t show any sign of illness, suddenly slumped and died.
Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while speaking to the media said:
“The suspects led policemen to where the victim was buried and it was discovered that the deceased was buried in standing position.
On interrogation, the second suspect, Fatai Sefiu, told the detectives that the boy was actually used for ritual by the stepfather in connivance with the deceased boy’s mother. .
He stated further that the couple have reached a conclusion before he was coopted into the business.”
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