A Lagos driver, Shakiru Bello, who was nabbed by the Police in Ibadan, Oyo state, for allegedly killing his wife, said he he cut her into pieces to escape the anger of her father, Akeem Atanda, and to avoid being prosecuted for her death.
Bello was arrested in Ibadan, where he fled to after butchering his wife and burying them in two locations in Lagos.
Les by ASP Talabi Segun, the police recovered Sherifat’s head and neck in Morocco, Yaba, while other parts of her body were recovered in another uncompleted building on Moshalashi Street, Somolu.
The victim, Sherifat was said to have demanded money for the upkeep of their three children.
Narrating the incident that led to Sherifat’s death, Shakiru said, “After we separated, I secretly reconciled with her and we started meeting. On the average, I gave her N15, 000 in a week. On that Monday, she called me that she needed money and we agreed to meet.
“I gave her N10, 000 that evening. She later begged me to accompany her to Lagos Island where her niece was admitted in a hospital. We took a motorcycle and were on the Third Mainland Bridge when a truck hit us from behind.
“I took her to my house on Olaleye Street , Somolu, around 12 am. I went out to get her balm and some drugs. Unfortunately, she died. I was afraid of her father, who didn’t want to see us together. Also, I couldn’t report to the police, so I decided to put her body in a sack and dispose it off. When it was not going into the sack, I cut off her arms, head, legs and other parts.”
The Police said, Bello would be charged to court once investigation is concluded.