Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lagos Herbalist confesses to Burying ex-Customs Officer & Daughter Alive

The Lagos state Police Command yesterday June 22nd at the Force Headquarters in Ikeja Lagos paraded a 64-year-old native doctor Alhaji Azeez Olatunji for killing retired customs officer, Mrs Angela Uzo Kerry and her 10 year old daughter, Obiajurum (both pictured above) by burying them alive on May 17th at his home in Ire Akari Crescent, Ajuwon Akute, Ogun State.

Alhaji Azeez, an indigine of Oyo state with three wives and five children, had served as a trado-medical doctor to late Mrs Kerry who was looking for a child as the young girl killed with her was an adopted child. Continue...
Alhaji Azeez (pictured above) claimed he initially told the late Mrs Kerry that he would not be able to help her in having a child because of her age but she remained adamant that he must help her as other prophets had told her she would be able to have a child of her own. Trouble started between them after he collected the sum of N9million from her for concoctions for pregnancy which failed. She asked for a refund and in the process threatened to kill him. He said he had to kill her so she does end up killing him
"I have been a trado-medical doctor for about 30 years, but I knew Angela over five years ago. She initially came to me for protection from family attacks. One of her friends called Lizzy introduced her to me. The relationship began to grow, and she kept patronizing me for one thing or the other. Then, about three years ago, she mentioned her barrenness problem, adding that the daughter that was with her was adopted. I was shocked. But when she told me her age, I told her it was impossible to make her pregnant. But she insisted that prophets in the churches she went had assured her she would get pregnant".
Due to much pressure from her, Alhaji Azeez then pretended he could help her with a child and demanded N9million from her
"I did the normal concoction for her, but it didn’t work because of her age. But I collected the money because I knew if I did not, she would go to where they would collect it. After some months without result, she came to my place to complain. She then demanded a refund, but I told her that I could not repay it. She then began to threaten me. Within a month, I tried to repay N2.5m. On that fateful week, she came back for the remaining N6.5m. It was Saturday, May 17. She came with her daughter and insisted that she wanted her balance. She said as a retired customs officer, she could kill me if I didn’t pay back the money. Then I thought, I must kill this woman before she killed me. The hole at the back of my house was not built for killing. It was dug for drainage during rainfall. After we talked, we moved with her daughter to the place. I said she should kneel down on the mat with her daughter( he already covered the hole with a mat and white cloth to look like a shrine). She did so and fell into the pit with her daughter. The operation was successful because no member of my family was around in the house. I then began to cover the pit up with sand. I poured in roughly 50 buckets of sand. The following day, I got two bricklayers to cement the portion. But I had first taken out the belongings she brought".
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Umar Manko, while parading him said late Mrs Kerry was declared missing on May 10th at the Oko Oba Police station in Lagos and with the help of the tracking device on her car, the Police was able to trace her car to a dealer who confessed the vehicle was brought to him for sale by Alhaji Olatunji Azeez

"Azeez was eventually arrested through a tracking device installed on the victim’s Toyota Camry. Azeez, an herbalist, had hypnotized the woman for a long time. He had taken over N200m from her both in cash and property. We discovered he cleverly constructed a well in his house, lured the woman with her daughter into the room, and buried them alive. We were able to recover the decomposed bodies of the victims from the well. We also picked their property which was buried along with them. We have finished our investigations, and he will be charged to court for murder. We will leave the rest to be decided by the court.” Police Commissioner Manko said

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