Four suspected ritualists have been arrested with a human head and hands. The suspects were paraded on Friday, February 9, 2018 by the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan.
Olapade Saheed, 32, and Olatunji Abiodun, 26, were arrested with human parts at Ayegun Area of the capital city by vigilante men. The human parts were severed from a corpse buried barely four days earlier in the area.
Hammed Sulaiman, 35, a muslim cleric, who participated in the Fidaus prayer for the deceased whose body parts were severed was also paraded alongside the pastor of Light of God C & S Church, Ojagbo, Oranyan, Ibadan.
Sulaiman, who said he had requested for some human parts which he needed to make money rituals had taken the duo of Saheed and Abiodun to the grave side of the deceased. The pastor partner took custody of the severed human parts before the bubble burst.
Narrating what led to the arrest, Sulaiman said he only needed a handful of human parts to mix with some concortion to make financial breakthrough and he had requested the friend to help him get the human parts.
He said he paid N2,500 to the people who severed the human body, claiming however that he has no knowledge of what the group was going to do with the human head.
In all, no fewer than 18 criminal suspects were paraded at yesterday police parade by the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude.
Other suspects included a notorious kidnap kingpin, Bolaji Shittu, 40, who had been on the Command wanted list and an armed robbery gang who specializes in snatching motorcycles at gun point in various parts of the Ibadan metropolis.
Shittu, who had participated in series of kidnapping across the state alongside his gang members had carried out successful operations and collected huge sums of money from the his victim was also paraded.
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