One Abdulafeez Shorinmade has blamed India hemp for stabbing two ladies in Kajola area of Iwo, Osun State.
One of the victims died as a result of the injury she sustained after the attack that occurred on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the other only sustained injury and was treated at a hospital in Iwo.
The 23-year-old artisan based in Iwo, Osun State said he was ordered by a voice to stab two ladies shortly after he smoked Indian hemp.
Abdulafeez, who is a barber, had used a pair of scissors to stab one Rofiyat Rasaki, aged 17, at Kajola area of Iwo, leaving her to bleed to death, before attacking another female teenager, Sawiyu Nasrup, at Soba compound before he was eventually apprehended.
The suspect also said in their efforts to stop him from smoking Indian hemp, his parents took him to a church in Lagos for prayers.
“But instead of my matter to get better, it became worse. A spirit usually tells me to commit crime. Whenever I don’t smoke, the voice won’t be loud.
“But whenever I smoke Indian hemp, the voice will be telling me what to do and I won’t be able to control myself. On that day, I just left the mosque after prayers. I held my prayer mat and while going back to my shop, I saw a pair of scissors and broken bottles. I picked them.
“Few minutes later, I saw a lady going in front of me, I started trailing her. A voice was telling me that the lady hated men and because of that, I should attack her. I immediately ran forward and stabbed her.
“I did not know she died. Some minutes later, I attacked another girl but that one did not die. Since I was arrested, I no longer hear the voice,” Abdulafeez said.
Also paraded were Sunday Johnson and Obisesan Amos, who were arrested for killing Chief Oladepo Asaolu, aged 72 in Ora-Igbomina, Osun State, as well as Akinola Michael, aged 33 years, arrested for allegedly committing murder and involvement in armed robbery.
Opalola said all suspects would be arraigned before appropriate court upon completion of investigation into their various crimes.