Three suspected ritualists, who were arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Oyo State Police Command, were Thursday paraded for possession of two fresh human heads and legs. The suspects were nabbed on November 11 following a tip-off by a member of the public. Ritualists caught with human parts.
While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Abiodun Odude said the suspects confessed to have severed the body parts from corpses at a Muslim cemetery, in Isale General Area of Ogbomoso.
Ritualists caught with human parts
The suspects – Alfa Kareem, 37; Bello, 22, and Adebayo Yusuf, confessed to the Police that the quest to become extremely rich quickly prompted them to get the human parts for money rituals.
Speaking with Vanguard, one of the suspects, Kareem, disclosed that it was his first attempt at using human parts for money rituals.
The second suspect, Bello, said: “We went to Isale General at Ogbomoso to exhume the bodies at about 8p.m. On our way back, two inquisitive boys, who accosted us on the road, demanded to know where the offensive odour was from.
“We tried to deceive them, but they were insistent. So we had to run. They caught Kareem before the Police arrested us at our homes.”
Asked what they intended to do with the human parts, Taofeek said:
“We wanted to use the parts for money rituals. If we had succeeded in taking them to our place, we would have dried and burnt them. After burning the parts, we will grind some to powdery substance and mix some of it with soap to take our bath in the morning and to take pap at night. After we have done this, some weird creatures, who we generally call spirits, will bring the money to us— usually at night.”
In a related development, the Kwara State Police Command on Thursday paraded a suspected arrested with seven human skulls. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Lawan Ado, said the suspect was arrested along Ilorin-AjaseIpo road with a sack containing the seven human skulls.
He said the suspect confessed to have exhumed the heads at a Muslim cemetery located at Igbo Owu community in the Ifelodun LGA of the state on Tuesday. The police boss, who said the suspect had allegedly exhumed the heads for ritual purposes, added that the police were on the trail of his accomplice.
During his interrogation, the suspect said his accomplice that escaped police arrest was the one that initiated him into the crime, adding that they meant to use the seven human skulls used in money making ritual.