Bello had been arrested and detained at the Area ‘B’ Police Command, Apapa and had confessed to killing his wife for rituals and burying her corpse in shallow grave.
Owoseni had also confirmed that a team from the Ijora Badia Police Division, led by the Operations Officer, ASP Talabi Segun, 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.
In a fresh development, the suspect, a driver, was paraded before newsmen in the state on Monday.
He further confessed that he cut his wife into pieces to save himself.
“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.
“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 12am. 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 of it.
“When it was not going into the sack, I cut off her arms, head, legs and other parts.”
In another twist, Sherifat’s younger sister, Kareem Shakirat, accused her in-law of being a ritual.
Shakirat confirmed that her sister was separated from the husband sometime in July 2016.
She said, “He told her that he was given a medicine which both of them must rub on their bodies before making love.
“My sister tricked him and secretly told another relative, who informed my father. My father ordered us to go and pack her luggage. That was how they separated.
“But four weeks ago, he called her on the telephone and said he wanted to see her, but my sister refused. I grabbed the phone from her and told him never to call her again.”
Confirming the latest development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigations were still ongoing.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the suspect be prosecuted in a law court at the end of investigations,” the PPRO noted.