Lagos police yesterday, exhumed the corpse of a woman murdered by he husband.
The woman identified as Sherifat Bello, is suspected to have been murdered for ritual purposes at Ijora, Lagos, by her husband, Shakiru Bello, last Monday.According to police, this won’t be the man’s first attempt at trying to murder her.
According to The Nation, Bello had first inserted charm in her private part to kill her, which eventually led to their separation.
However, the deceased was said to have contacted Bello last week to ask for upkeep allowance for their three children.
Bello, agreed to give her the money but asked that she comes to a particular place in Ebute Metta, Lagos, to collect it. Upon meeting, they both left again for Ijora where Bello allegedly pounced on her.
She died on the spot and the suspect allegedly dismembered her remove certain parts of her body.He buried her in a Shallow Grave then left for Ibadan to cover his track.
Relations raised an alarm when the deceased failed to return home. They contacted the police, and Bello was arrested. He confessed that he murdered Sherifat and led the police to the shallow grave.
Bello speaking at the Area ‘B’ Police command, Apapa blamed the devil for the murder of his wife.
“I killed her on Monday. If I did not bury her, people would easily link me with her death. Yet I have been caught. It was the work of the devil.”
The couple, had been married for 14-years before this happened.
A relation of the deceased confirmed that Sherifat’s pubic hair and some other parts were missing which suggested that she must have been killed for ritual purpose.
She was later buried at Amukoko cemetery. The case was transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
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