Oyo State Police Command has arrested three Islamic clerics for allegedly possessing human parts.
Our correspondent gathered that the three suspects identified as Taofeeq Kabelohun and Rahmon Muibi, also known as Alubarika, with the third person’s name was not t revealed, were arrested for killing their victim in Ibadan last Thursday.
It was gathered that the three suspects conspired to kill the man whom they asked to follow them to visit a place around Moniya area in the Akinyele local government area.
They were later arrested by the police after it was discovered that blood was coming out of the booth of their car.
A video which had been in circulation since Friday showed that the three suspects were currently at the state’s Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku Ibadan. In the video, the three clerics were seen displaying the head and other parts of the man they allegedly killed.
It was gathered that Kabelohun was the Mufasir (deputy imam) of Orisun Awotan Central Mosque, Awotan in Ido local government area, Ibadan, until his arrest.
Another source within the community revealed that Kabelohun and Muibi had been arrested more than twice for the same offence at Peace Estate and Adaba community along the Apete-Akufo road.
“These people have been arrested more than twice on this same issue, and they are living in our midst, one at Peace Estate and the other at Adaba,” he said.
Another source in the community revealed that the duo were arrested when they were trying to remove body parts from a grave in Ibadan.
Meanwhile, the leadership of Orisun Awotan Central Mosque has removed Kabelohun as Mufasir over the murder case.
The mosque, in the communique on Sunday, indicated that Mallam Abdulhakeem Abdulrasheed had been installed as the new Mufasir of the mosque.
The communiqué reads, “That Taofik Kabelohun should be removed as the Mufasir of Orisun Awotan Central Mosque. Henceforth, he is no longer the mosque member.
“This is due to his gross misconduct and the recent alleged murder case he is involved in. However, the stakeholders unanimously agreed that Mallam Abdulhakeem Abdulrasheed should be installed as the new Mufasir of the mosque with immediate effect after today’s Jumat service.’’