Prophet Segun Philip, Owolabi Adeeko and Adeeko’s mother
Boyfriend turned cannibal Owolabi Adeeko has told Police interrogators in Ogun state how he killed girlfriend 22 year-old Favour Daley-Oladele, final year Theatre Arts student of the Lagos State University.
More chillingly he has described how the girl’s throat was slit like a goat by his accomplice pastor, Segun Philip and how Favour’s body trunk was opened up, to remove the heart, which was cooked for him and his mother to eat, as part of a money-making ritual.
The gory detail of a most gruesome murder was conveyed in a statement by the Ogun state Police PRO, Abayami Oyeyemi today.
Oyeyemi explained how crack detectives from the Mowe division set out to find the student, declared missing by the parents and how the investigation led to one gangling so-called prophet in Osun State.
“On getting to the church, the self-acclaimed pastor was promptly arrested but he was quick to inform the detectives that the girl was brought to him by her boyfriend, Adeeko Owolabi, who was still within the vicinity of the church. The said boyfriend was traced and apprehended immediately.
“He confessed to the police that the deceased was his girlfriend and that he lured her to Ikoyi-Ile where he has perfected plans with the so-called pastor Segun Philip to use her for money making ritual.
“He stated further that while the girl was sleeping, the pastor gave him a pestle with which he used to smash the head of the girl and the pastor quickly used a knife to cut off her neck, ripped open her chest and removed her heart which he used in preparing a concoction for him and his mother to eat.
“When asked what pushed him to such devilish act, Owolabi explained that he decided to go into money ritual because things are not going well with his parents economically most especially his mother who used to be the breadwinner of the family; and when he sought for assistance from the pastor, he was asked to bring a human being for that purpose and the available person at that time was his girlfriend”.