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The Kwara State Police Command on Monday, June 30, 2014 uncovered a criminal hideout in Ilorin where many people were strangulated to death by criminals for ritual purposes in the state.
The hideout is located in an abandoned complex along the Lagos-Ilorin Expressway around the Ilorin International Airport area was said to have been used by suspected criminals for the murder, dismembering and sale of body parts.
The complex, which had the inscription “For Sale” written all over it, is located near the NASFAT prayer ground, with a road separating the fenced building and the prayer ground.
Some of the items allegedly discovered in the six buildings of about 18 flats, said to be owned by an 85-year-old socialite, included decomposed human bodies, a decomposing headless body, decomposed human feet, snail shells, pieces of cloths suspected to be used in strangulating victims, bras, NYSC corps face caps, shoes, hijabs, caps, eye glasses, hand set covers and sandals, among other personal belongings.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin yesterday following the discovery of the criminal hideout, the state police commissioner, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, said the command’s special anti-crime squad, acting on “highly potent intelligence”, coupled with the supply of information from members of the public, discovered the hideout at the weekend. Aisabor, who said no arrest had been made in the case, added that the aged socialite who allegedly owns the buildings and is suspected to be a native of Oro town in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state, was being interrogated.