Money ritual: Osun woman jailed two years for eating cooked heart of son’s girlfriend



Uba Group

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikire has sentenced a 46-year-old woman, Bola Adeeko, to two years imprisonment for eating the cooked heart of a deceased final year student of Lagos State University, Miss Favour Duley Oladele.

The court had convicted Adeeko’s 23-year-old son who was also a student of LASU, Owolabi Adeeko for luring his school mate and girlfriend, Favour from Ogun State to Osun and killing her for money ritual for his mother.

The court, presided over by Justice Christiana Obadina, also convicted the founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Solution Chapel, Ikoyi-Ile, Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State, Prophet Philip Segun, for conspiring with Owolabi to kill Favour.

Owolabi and Favour (deceased) were both students of LASU where they met and had been friends for months before the ritual murder.

The convicts were slammed with two count-charge of conspiracy and murder contrary to Sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The prosecution team from the state Ministry of Justice led by the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Adekemi Bello who appeared alongside Ajibola Alade and others, had informed the court during trial that the convicts committed the offence on December 8, 2019 and arraigned in the court on November 15, 2021.

During the hearing of the matter, the prosecution counsel had called nine witnesses including a Police Investigating Officer and also tendered several exhibits before the court to prove her case.

Meanwhile, all the convicts testified in their respective defence without calling any other witnesses.

Bello told the court how Owolabi had asked Favour, his girlfriend, through phone call on December 8, 2019 to come and meet his uncle at Ikoyi-Ile.

She explained that before that day, Owolabi and his mother, Bola Adeeko had been at the Cherubim and Seraphim Church owned by Prophet Philip Segun to seek quick wealth (money ritual).

The prosecuting counsel had added that the late Favour left her residence in Mowe, Ogun State, upon her boyfriend’s invitation (Owolabi) and arrived in Ikoyi-Ile, Osun State.

Upon the arrival of the deceased final year student to Ikoyi-Ile community, the prosecutor said Owolabi took Favour to Prophet Segun’s church where she was killed and dismembered and her heart was cooked for Owolabi’s mother to eat to get wealth while some other parts of her body were used to make “victory soap” for Bola Adeeko as well.

The Solicitor General had also informed the court how the Ogun State Police Command arrested the self-acclaimed prophet alongside Owolabi over the killing of Favour, a final year Sociology student at LASU.

She noted that after the arrest, Owolabi had narrated how he used his girlfriend to prepare a ritual meal for money ritual.

Bello added that Owolabi’s mother, Bola Adeeko, thereafter ate the flesh of Favour, which was prepared by the cleric as part of the money ritual processes.

Delivering her judgement on Monday, the presiding judge, Justice Christiana Obadina declared that the prosecuting team had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge, therefore, found Bola Adeeko guilty as charged and convicted her for eating a human flesh.


Obadina sentenced her to two years imprisonment.

Prophet Segun and Owolabi were sentenced to death for murder of Favour and also bagged 14 years imprisonment for conspiracy.