A 39-year old man, Shakiru Bello, has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly killing his wife for ritual purpose in Ijora, Lagos State.

Bello was arrested in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where he had allegedly gone to take cover after the alleged dastardly act in an uncompleted building, on Monday.

The suspect, Shakiru Bello was said to have butchered his wife Sherifat, into pieces with a cutlass before burying her in a shallow grave.

It was gathered that the deceased called the husband on phone to demand N10,000 for the upkeep of their three children. They agreed to meet in Ebute-Metta area, from where they proceeded to Ijora where the alleged act took place.

Sherifat’s corpse was subsequently exhumed with the dismembered body parts, which included the head, two hands and legs, already decomposing. Residents who besieged the scene of the incident called for immediate justice on Bello but the police transferred the suspect to the Area ‘B’ Command, Apapa.

During interrogation, the suspect, blamed the incident on the devil.

“I don’t know what to say than it was the devil that pushed me into butchering my wife. I am from Ibadan, in Oyo State.We have been married for 14 years now. We have three children. I was at Shomolu when she called me to meet her at Estate bus stop, Ebute-Metta. She wanted to collect N10, 000 from me. We later went to Ijora area where I killed her inside an uncompleted building. I killed her on Monday. If I did not bury her, people will easily link me with her death. Yet I have been caught. It was the work of the devil,” Bello added.