Police exhume murdered LASU student’s corpse
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun State Police Command at the weekend exhumed the corpse of Seun Favour, a final year student of Lagos State University, allegedly murdered by a pastor, Segun Philips and her lover, Owolabi Adeeko at Ikoyi-Ile.
The deceased was murdered by her lover in order to boost the business of his mother.
The cleric, Philips, while fielding questions from journalists said he killed the deceased to experiment with what he read in the ‘Seven Book of Moses.’
Philips, who was led around the scene of the crime alongside other two suspects, Owolabi Adeeko, and his mother, Mrs Adeeko, said it was the first time he killed a person, adding that the late Seun Favour was thrown into a half dug well where she was dismembered and some organs removed before she was buried.
The Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, who led the homicide experts’ team that exhumed the corpse, expressed concern over the incident and assured that all churches in the neighbourhood would be investigated.
“It is a gruesome murder and the whole thing is quite horrible. We will not fold our arms and watch lawless citizens take laws into their hands, destroying people’s lives.
“We have been informed that we have a number of churches in this community. It is our responsibility to conduct our investigation. What we are doing is intelligence policing driven by the people’s needs.
“If the communities are making us know that they are no longer comfortable with the number of churches or the calibre of such people running the churches, then it becomes our responsibility to conduct an investigation on their activities and check them.
The Police boss who advised parents to know the peer group their children belongs to stressed that parents owe their children apart from their academic pursuit they must see to their moral training.
Meanwhile, the cleric and the alleged boyfriend claimed that the mother of Owolabi was not aware that they want to do rituals.
The cleric said he used the skin of the deceased to make a soap for the mother and also cut some part of the deceased’s body to make concoction for the woman.
In her own narration, Mrs Adeeko said she didn’t know that what she ate was human flesh and she vomited after eating the concoction.
All efforts to get words from the father of the deceased proved abortive as he was sobbing at the scene of the crime.