Bakare Olalekan, a thirty-five-year-old man, yesterday confessed to newsmen that he bought a human heart for N10,000 from his friend, he simply identified as Oye, for “good luck charm.”
According to The Guardian, Olalekan was among 55 other suspects that were paraded by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illiyasu, at the State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran, in Abeokuta for various crimes.
The crimes ranged from kidnappings, armed robbery, vandalism, burgling, ritual killing, cultism and impersonation.
Olalekan said he bought the heart from his friend after his friend told him that he needed a charm for prosperity. He said Oye told him that he would need a human heart, which is a major ingredient in the preparation of the charm.
His words: “He (Oye) later sold three human hearts to me and he used one of them to prepare the charm for me. I later sold the remaining two to a suspect who is also being detained.”
The Police Commissioner while giving breakdown of the various crimes the suspects committed, disclosed that Olalekan was part of a four-man syndicate that was arrested for killing a 16-year-old girl, Olayinka Adebayo, last year August.