Photos: How Muslim Cleric Killed Client In Badagry


God has a lot of judgement to make on the last day. A Cleric
has been arrested in Badagry for allegedly killing a client who came to meet
him for a concoction of favour. The client wanted the man to make him a
concoction to eat so that his boss at work will favour him, unknown to him; he
was going to be fed with concoction of death. On that fateful day, around 11pm,
while coming back from work, he branched at the Alfa’s house to have the
concoction and the Alfa gave him a poisonous one. He died in the middle of the
night, and so the Alfa called another cleric who came around, packed his body
in a sack and took him to a bush. The invited Alfa later cut off his head and
his two wrists. The following day, more Alfas where invited into the secret
location in the bush and his major body parts were cut away, Luck however ran
out on them when his body was dumped inside a river, and the deceased wife
could also confirm her husband had mentioned going to the Alfa’s place that
night. Read how they were caught below.

Residents of Obele community in Oko-Agbola, Magbon area of
Badagry, Lagos, were taken aback at the sight of policemen at the site of a river around the area on February 15, 2015. However, before their
arrival, a crowd had gathered to watch the bloated headless body of a man in
the river. At the approach of the policemen, the crowd disappeared into thin
air for fear of possible arrest.
On closer observation , it was discovered that the headless
man also had other parts of his body mutilated. For instance, his two breasts
were slashed off, his two wrists chopped off and his chest region dissected,
revealing a conspicuously deep hole. Not only that, his stomach was also
discovered to have been sliced open with the intestines missing, as well as his
Before the arrival of the policemen, the crowd reportedly
tried in vain to fathom the true identity of the headless man who was dumped in
the river, stark naked. However, the nut has been cracked by operatives of the
Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigations Department ,SCID, Panti,
Yaba, following the arrest of a Muslim cleric , otherwise known as Alfa.
The 27 year-old suspect, Alfa Fatai Aderomu, an Arabic
teacher popularly known around Oko-Agbonla area of Magbon, is currently cooling
his heels inside the dreaded cell at Panti. He gave a chilling account of how
the headless body found its way into the river.
The headless man was later discovered to be one Rafiu
Suleiman , a father of one, who also lived around the area. Further checks
showed that he left home for his place of work in Apapa on Valentine day,
February 14, 2015, but never returned. Apprehension reportedly set in next day
following his continued absence, a development that led to his family reporting
at Morogbo police division the next day.
Search, as gathered, had been conducted round the area, with
visits to hospitals and mortuaries but he was not found. His wife and their
3-year-old baby were said to have waited in vain for the arrival of their
41-year-old bread winner, until news about the discovery of a headless man in
Obele river reached them.
Crime Guard gathered that members of the family were invited
to ascertain whether the headless body was that of the missing Suleiman. While
they were at it, the wife reportedly called a member of the family who was with
the Police on phone, informing that her husband had informed her on Valentine
day that he would stop by Alfa Aderomu’s place on his way back.
With that information, operatives of the Homicide section
led by the officer-in charge, Mr Iyamah Daniel, a Chief superintendent of
Police, stormed Aderomu’s apartment located at 32, Oko-Agbola street, where he
was seen teaching children Arabic and Islamic studies. He was subsequently
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Kenneth Nwosu,
who confirmed the arrest, revealed that when a search was conducted round the
cleric’s apartment, a pair of blue Jeans identified as the one worn by the
victim was found in a nearby bust opposite Alfa Aderomu’s house. On further
interrogation, he reportedly opened up by saying that he administered a
concoction on the deceased that fateful day which led to his death, right in
his apartment which he shared with his wife and five children.
In an encounter with the Oyo state-born suspect, he gave a
terrifying account which could be likened to a horror movie, of how the victim
whom he claimed to be his client, died and how he was dumped in the river. Hear
him: “ Rafiu Suleiman (deceased) was a friend and a client for two years .
He usually came for spiritual cleansing. Yes, I have been an
Alfa ( Islamic cleric) for 15 years.I own a mosque where I teach children
Islamic and Arabic studies.
I also administer treatment on strange sicknesses. Also, I
prepare concoction of favor, success and quick sales for my clients. On
February 14 , 2015, Suleiman called me on phone to inform that his child had
dislocated his arm. I told him I could prepare medicine that would heal him.
That morning, he came to my house and dropped N2000 for the preparation of the
medicine intended for his child.recovered-earthen-pot
On his way back from work, precisely11pm, he came to my
place and demanded for an earlier concoction I prepared for him. It was for
favor. He said he needed it in order to gain his boss’s favor at work. He
worked as a crane driver. After preparing the concoction, he took it . That was
12 midnight. By then, he said he could not go back home, that it was late. At
about 2am, he started complaining of stomach ache. I gave him palm oil, after
which we both slept.
At this point, the suspect paused , shook his head
intermittently and cast a stare at this reporter as if he was in a trance.
After a long silence, he continued: “ I woke up at about 4am. But by the time I
shook Suleiman to wake him up, he was cold. I shook him vigorously and at the
same time called out his name but there was dead silence.”
Crime Guard asked if his (Alfa’s) wife and children whom he
said occupied one of the two bedrooms were not attracted by the noise, he
replied: “ No, I did not shout that loud . Immediately, I picked my phone and
quickly dialed the number of the Chief Imam of Obelle community (name
withheld). When he came, he suggested we should take the body away from the
house in order to avoid prying eyes.”
Alfa Aderomu stated that the body was cut and and packed
into two bags of rice and thereafter, taken to a bush along the street. From
his explanation, it seemed the Chief Imam came prepared for the dehumanizing
act, as according to him: “ When we reached the bush, the Chief Imam brought
out a knife and cut the two wrist s and the head.
He hid them somewhere in the bush with a promise to come
pick them later. Next day, we called another cleric named(name withheld) on
phone. On arrival, we discovered that came with another cleric(name withheld) .
They dissected the chest and removed the heart . They also cut the stomach and
removed all the intestines. They further cut off the breasts and manhood.”
Asked what part of the body he collected, he said , “I did
not collect any part”. Also asked what they intended doing with the body parts,
he said : “ I believe they either wanted to sell them or use them to prepare
concoction for fertility , stroke or other illnesses.’’ Continuing, he said : “
We, thereafter, pulled his clothes and pants before dumping him inside the
stagnant pool . Our intention was to prevent his death being linked to me. I
did not plan to kill him.
How could I plan to kill Rafiu Suleiman who was like a
brother to me? I have prepared several concoctions for him and nothing bad has
ever happened. What actually killed him was the powdery substance I added in
the concoction. I believe it was too much. That was why, when he complained of
stomach ache, I quickly gave him palm oil.
I didn’t know it would kill him. Since I became a cleric,
such calamity had never befallen me. I had to call my colleagues because I was
confused. I did not know they would end up complicating my problem,. If I had
known, I would have called his family or even raised alarm.
When asked what the earthen port with burnt substance which
was recovered inside his apartment was meant for, the suspect revealed that it
was a concoction for success which was at the verge of being prepared for a
client. According to him: “ The burnt substance were in different denominations
of naira I added some ingredients to it before burning them. It was at the last
stage of preparation when I was arrested.
The last stage would have been the killing of a ram for the
blood to be added to the burnt materials. Thereafter, the ram would be cooked
and shared to people. It was meant for a client who wanted to be successful in
his business”, he said , insisting however that his intention was never to kill
his client.
As at the time of filing this report, operatives of the
Homicide section were on their way to recover the head of the victim from where
the suspect said it was kept. Also the Chief Imam of the community alleged to
have cut off the head and wrists was said to be on the run. But the Police
stated that they were on his trail, assuring that they would get him.
Lagos State Command Image maker, Kenneth Nwosu, who
confirmed the story said that the suspects would be charged to court at the
conclusion of investigations.

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