The suspect is currently being interrogated by the Police Command in the state.
The dismembered body found with the suspect was identified as a hairdresser with the name Barakat, a resident of the Oyetoro community, in the Oyo West Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Adewale Osifeso, said “On May 15, 2022, around 6.30 pm, one Oyerinde Gbadegein reported at the Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters that around 1 pm of the same day, a corpse was seen dumped by the side of a stream on Jibola Afonja Street, Oyo town.
“On receipt of the complaint, a team of detectives from the Atiba division swung into action and proceeded to the scene. It was discovered that the corpse was that of a lady of about 25 years packed in a sack bag, which was already decomposing with the head, hands, toes and flesh from the thigh cut off from the body. One Alfa Tiamiyu Abass was arrested in connection with the case.”
The police mouthpiece said the suspect has since confessed to killing Barakat who happened to be his customer.
Abbas told the force that he committed the heinous act with the help of one Qudus who is now at large.
Osifeso told newsmen that a search was conducted in the suspect’s house and that all the parts removed from the deceased’s body were recovered.
However, the investigation is ongoing to arrest the said Qudus for possible prosecution, the police spokesman noted.