Men of the Kwara State Police Command on Sunday arrested two suspected ritualists on Oke-Oyi Jebba Road in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The two suspects, Wasiu Omonose (35) and Akanbi Ibrahim (32), were arrested by policemen on stop and search on the Old Ilorin/Jebba Road.
The suspects, who were on a motorcycle, were reportedly found with a bag containing the head of a boy and two hands.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the two suspects confessed that they were taking the human parts to an alfa (Muslim cleric) in Ilorin, the state capital.
The statement said, “They attempted to evade the officers on stop and search, which aroused the suspicion of the operatives. Consequently, the suspects were hotly chased and forced to 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 stated that they were taking the fresh human head and hands to an alfa in Ilorin for ritual purposes.”
Okasanmi, who said the police had commenced an investigation into the crime, stated that efforts were on to arrest the cleric mentioned by the suspects.
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