Afeez Olalere, a suspected yahoo boy, was detained by the Lagos state police command for reportedly killing his younger brother for a money ritual.
While being paraded, the 32-year-old confessed to the crime, claiming that his mother had begged him to do it.
His mother allegedly urged him to murder his younger brother after a herbalist she took him to informed them that he needed to “sacrifice one life, and that person had to be a sibling to him.”
He said that his 21-year-old brother was given poison and died 20 minutes after ingesting it.
He went on to say that they removed the body parts they needed while wrapping and transporting his remains to the mortuary.
Read what he said below:
“My mother took me to an herbalist who told me if I want to be successful in the yahoo business, I will have to sacrifice one life and that person must be a sibling to me.
“The things he would need to prepare a concoction with are his thumbs, his hair, fingers and a passport photograph. So, we went back home and thought about it, then my mother suggested that we use my younger brother since he is just 21 years old.
“She also brought the poison which we gave him to eat. He died within 20minutes after consuming the food. I was the one who cut out the body parts needed. We then wrapped his dead body and headed to the mortuary.”
Olalere was apprehended in Itamaga, Ikorodu Road, Lagos State, during a stop-and-search operation.