Police in Oyo State has arrested a car wash attendant who allegedly killed seven persons including pupils of Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan.
The suspect, Ismaila Raji, was arrested by a mob on April 20 at Olorunsogo.
Mr Raji was nabbed on the said day while attempting to dispose the body of his latest victim, Rasaki Musibau, whom he allegedly strangled inside the deceased’s home.
Sources say the suspect is known by the police and has been arrested twice for being in possession of human skeleton.
Raji was said to have made a confession while being mobbed.
He said: “I am from Molete Bode in Ibadan. I was arrested at Olorunsogo for killing someone.
“The man is Rasaki Musibau, he begged me to stay at his place when I was at Olorunsogo. I did not want to stay but he forced me and then he put on his television.
“Then, I started seeing some strange guests in the house and I was terrified.
“Later, the man tried to strangle me but I overpowered him and killed him with a towel. I tied the towel round his neck and strangled him.
“After killing him, I sprayed a chemical on his body so that it will not smell and will decay fast.
“I did not want people to suspect anything. I took the corpse to a dumpsite, beside a waste disposal truck at Olorunsogo and bribed the driver with N300, 000.
“I stopped sleeping at Olorunsogo and was sleeping in a church at Aremo. I wanted to take the skeleton to Agodi prison but it didn’t decay fast.
“I have killed seven other people so far and they are mostly students of Lagelu Grammar School. I was offered N500, 000 by a bakery owner to be killing people.
“My colleagues and I usually sat around the school’s premises. That is where we usually capture our victims. They are Sunday, Kella, Awilo, Omo Ola, ID, Noble and they are barbers at Aremo Koloko.”
Oyo police spokesman, Lawrence Fadeyi, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to be given details.