AN Alfa in the Badagry area of Lagos State, Fatai Afobaje,
has been accused of conspiring with some security men in
his area to kill his friend, Rafiu Suleiman.Police sources said after the 40-year-old was dead, Afobaje,
along with five others, shared his remains among
themselves for ritual purposes.
It was gathered that what remained of the late Kwara State
indigene was recovered by men of the Nigeria Police Force
on Monday, after an intensive search.
The incident happened at Oko Agbonla, Magbon in the
PUNCH Metro gathered that Afobaje and Suleiman had
been friends for a long time, and the deceased had given a
lot of money to the suspect.
Afobaje was said to have conspired with the Chief Security
Officer of the area, identified only as Tanko, to kill Suleiman
Our correspondent learnt that apart from the corpse, the
police also recovered a clay pot which contained the fingers
of the deceased with a few naira notes.
A source said the two men had met in a commercial bus
and became friends that lasted for years.
He said, “The two men met in a commercial bus. Suleiman
had offered to pay the transport fare of Afobaje after the
conductor was about embarrassing him because he had no
“The Alfa then said he would like to know him better for
being so gracious to him (Alfa). So, Suleiman gave theAlfa
his address and asked him to visit.
“That was how the friendship started. From what we found
out, Suleiman, who worked as a crane operator, would
collect his salary and give half of it to Alfa at the end of the
month and that happened for a long time.”
The source, who added that investigation was still on, said
Afobaje suddenly connived with his friends to kill Suleiman.
Another source said on Friday, last week, the victim was
called by Alfa to come for a meeting around 8pm.
He said, “As soon as the victim got to the street’s gate, the
security guards surrounded him and asked who he was
looking for. When he told them, they flogged him with
charms and he died.
“They then called the Alfa to come and when he arrived,
they shared his body parts. While one collected his head,
another demanded all his intestines, while another asked
for his breasts, which were given out.”
Our correspondent learnt that when the victim’s boss did
not find him, he made a call to his wife, who explained that
she had yet to also see him.
His boss was said to have contacted policemen from the
Morogbo division who then launched a search for him.
The deceased’s brother, Yinusa Wahab, told PUNCH Metro
that the victim’s wife asked him to search Afobaje’s house,
adding that the victim was there.