A self-styled village pastor at Ikoyi-Ile, Osun State, 42-year-old Segun Philips, has owned up to collecting just N210,000 to kill a final year student of the Lagos State University, Favour Daley-Oladele, for money-making rituals.
He told reporters at the Ogun Police Command headquarters in Abeokuta: “It is true I slaughtered Favour with a knife. I was the one, who removed her heart, breasts and other vital organs, so that we could use them for rituals.
“But, I was not the one, who smashed her head with a pestle. Owolabi (the blood-thirsty boyfriend) did that.”
The 23-year-old Owolabi Adeeko had smashed her head with a pestle in a sleep on arrival at the church.
The “pastor’’ said the organs were used to prepare a concoction for Owolabi and his mother.
“I prepared the concoction for her and her son because I was broke and I needed money. I demanded N250,000 but I was paid N210,000.
“I was called by God, but I think I have lost the calling because of what I did,” he said.
Owolabi, who was apprehended by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Ikoyi-Ile, was said to have confessed to the police that he sought Philips’ help for money rituals.
The deceased had left her parents house in Mowe, Ogun for school and since December 8, 2019, she had not been seen and declared missing by her parents at the Mowe Police Station, Police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said.