How spiritualist killed retired customs officer, 12-year-old daughter •Bodies of victims recovered
THE police in Lagos and Ogun States, on Friday night, discovered the bodies of a 64-year-old retired customs officer, Angela Uzo, and her adopted daughter, Obiagulum at a shallow grave in a building at Ajuwon area of Ogun State
The discovery of the dead bodies created serious tension as residents of Ajuwon and its environs stormed the building after news went round that a kidnappers’ den had been uncovered in the area.
Some angry residents had, early Saturday, broken the fence of the building and forced their way in, before they were dispersed by anti riot policemen from Ajuwon police station, who were drafted to the scene.
Policemen from the Special Anti Robbery Squad of Lagos State and their counterparts from Ajuwon in Sango police area command, late on Friday night stormed 9, Wadoye Street, off Pipeline, Ajuwon, where the remains of the victims were buried.
Before then, operatives of SARS had arrested the chief culprit, Alhaji Olatunji Azeez, who murdered the retired customs officer and her adopted child, after selling her properties worth over two hundred million naira.
Sunday Tribune gathered that trouble started for the deceased former customs officer when she came in contact with Azeez, who introduced himself as an Islamic spiritualist.
Azeez confessed to the police that he lured the late Angela to part with the documents of her landed properties in choice locations in Lagos State, after lying to her that some members of her family wanted to kill her over her properties.
The suspect told the police that he sold the woman’s property at Ajah for N180 million, the one at Omole for N75 million and the one at Oko Oba for N120 million, without the consent of the owner.
Azeez, in a bid to cover up the dastardly act, invited the deceased customs officer and her adopted daughter for prayers at Sango, where he kidnapped and killed them.
He took the remains of the woman and the 12-year-old girl to a building at Ajuwon, which he reportedly just acquired, and buried them in a shallow grave.
Azeez also confessed to the police that he had to kill the young girl to completely erase traces of the murder to him.
Residents of the area who spoke with Sunday Tribune under the condition of anonymity, denied the fact that they were aware that such act was going on in the building, with all of them saying “they always lock the gate”.
Trouble started for Azeez when the younger sister to the deceased former customs officer reported her missing to the police at Oko Oba police station, after leaving home for a prayer session at Sango Ota since May in a Toyota Camry saloon car, marked LND 554 A2.
The police were able to track the vehicle to a building in Alakuko area of Lagos State, where two people were arrested and the arrested suspects helped in the arrest of the mastermind of the murder at his Sango Ota, Ogun State home.
Efforts to get reach the Police Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, were futile as calls to her mobile lines were not answered.