By Shola Adewunmi
Strange things do happen especially in the craze to get rich quickly. The story of a mother collaborating with her son to kill another son for money making rituals beats one’s imagination. But that was the truth.
Afeez Olalere narrated in graphic details how his mother assisted him in killing his brother (her son), dismembered his body and used the body parts for Yahoo-plus money making ritual.
Narrating his story to the police at the Lagos Police Command, Afeez, 32, said it was his mother who took him to an herbalist.
“The herbalist said if I want to be successful in the ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ business, I will have to sacrifice a life and that person must be a sibling to me.
“The things he would need to prepare a concoction with are his thumbs, his hair, fingers and a passport photograph.
“So we went back home and thought about it, then my mother suggest we use my younger brother since he is just 21 years old.
“She also brought the poison which we gave him to eat, he died within 20 minutes after consuming the food.
“I was the one who cut out the body parts needed.
“We then wrapped his dead body and headed to mortuary.
They were however, apprehended by the police at Itamaga area of Ikorodu where they were later transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba.