Police in Ogun have launched an investigation to discover who posted a video on Facebook where four teenagers learnt money ritual.
The four teenagers – Soliu Majekodunmi, 18; Wariz Oladehinde, 18; Abdulgafar Lukman, 19; and Balogun Mustaqeem, 20 – are facing charges over the death of 20-year-old Sofiat Kehinde
They were caught burning the head of Kehinde who was killed on January 29 after reportedly being lured by her alleged boyfriend Majekodunmi.
Mustaqeem had said when he and others were paraded by the police that he saw a get-rich-quick video on Facebook and decided to take action.
“I saw a post on Facebook that explained how to get rich quickly. I downloaded the video because I had interest in getting wealthy at an early stage,” he said.
“I wanted to get rich and lead a luxurious life. The video was what prompted me to tell Soliu about getting rich quickly at our early age. He was interested after I showed him the video on my phone and asked where we would get the materials we needed.”
Ogun police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi told PUNCH on Monday that the police have launched a manhunt for the Facebook user who posted the video.
“The suspects said they saw the video on Facebook. We are working to arrest them (the social media user),” said Oyeyemi.
Meanwhile, the teenagers were arraigned last Thursday before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting at Isabo.
Magistrate I. O Abudu did not take the plea of the defendants.
The court ordered that they should be remanded in prison for two months.