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Neighbour ‘murdered’ groom-to-be in Kwara

Ojo, said to be in his early 30s, was reportedly killed in cold blood by his next door neighbour, identified as Kazeem Mohammed and his…

A staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) unit of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Mr Olokose Oluwasola Ojo has been murdered, six days to his wedding, Daily Trust has learnt.

Ojo, said to be in his early 30s, was reportedly killed in cold blood by his next door neighbour, identified as Kazeem Mohammed and his gang for ritual purposes.

His remains, said to have been dismembered and cut into pieces by the suspected ritualists, were recovered by the police, packed into a sack and deposited at the mortuary of UITH, Daily Trust gathered.

It was further learnt that the suspects also poured acid on the remains to prevent the stench from fouling the area.

His family members were at the UITH Tuesday to collect his remains for burial in Akure, Ondo State, where he hailed from.

The victim, in preparation for his wedding, had reportedly gave the alleged culprit N350,000 for the purchase of three cows for the event but was attacked by the gang of the latter along Patigi road.

His phone, ATM card from which N1.2m had been withdrawn and other valuables were also collected from him and a demand of N12m ransom made to the family.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kwara State Command, Ayayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.

“We have commenced investigation and made some arrests,” Okasanmi added.