Two suspected ritualists arrested with human head and hands in Kwara
Operatives of the Kwara State Police command have arrested two suspected ritualists with fresh human head and hands of a young boy.
The suspects, Wasiu Omonose and one Akanbi Ibrahim, were arrested at Oke Oyi/Jebba road, outskirts of the Ilorin metropolis at about 11:30 am on Sunday morning, April 24.
Spokesperson of the command, Okasanmi Ajayi, in a statement that the suspects who were on a motorcycle tried to evade arrest on sighting policemen on stop and search duty. This led the law enforcement agents to give them a hot chase and forced them to stop.
Okasanmi said that a bag containing a fresh human head and hands were found in their possession when they were searched.
“In furtherance of the unrelenting effort of Kwara State Police Command at ridding Kwara State of crimes and all forms of criminality, eagle eyed policemen attached to Operation Harmony, while on patrol of Oke Oyi/Jebba road today 24/4/2022 at about 1130hrs, intercepted two men on a motorcycle,” the statement read.
“They attempted to evade the officers on stop and search duty, which action aroused the suspicion of the operatives. Consequently, the suspects were hotly chased and forced to a stop.
“In the process of searching them, a bag containing a fresh human head and hands were found in their possession.
“On interrogation, the suspected ritualists by name, Wasiu Omonose ‘Male’ aged 35 years, of Abioye compound, Share and, one Akanbi Ibrahim ‘Male’ aged 32 years of Sayo Street Share, stated that they were taking the fresh human head and hands to an Alfa in Ilorin for ritual purposes
“For the umpteenth time, the commissioner of Police Kwara State, Cp Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) is warning criminal elements to relocate form Kwara State, as the Police Command would not fold its arms and allow criminals of whatever nomenclature truncate the peace and harmony presently existing in Kwara State.
“Any person or group of persons found in any manner attempting to initiate the breakdown of law and order in the state would be arrested and made to bear the full wrath of the law.
“The Commissioner of Police restated his determination to prosecute the suspected ritualists as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded,” the statement concluded.
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