Six people suspected to be ritualists have been apprehended by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly using human parts for rituals.
Items found on them were fresh and dried human parts, reptiles, local soap, live cartridges and other fetish items.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspects were arrested by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in different locations in Abeokuta and Owode Egba.
The suspected ritualists were identified by Iliyasu as Adebayo Mudashiru, Rasheed Abass, Kolawole Sodipo and Lateef Aremu.
The Police boss said his men on township patrol last Thursday sighted both Mudashiru and Abass on a motorcycle with a suspicious bag.
He said, “They were forcefully stopped and searched. Discovered in their bag were fresh and dried human parts.
“On interrogation, it was discovered that the duo were serial killers with their base at No. 6, Base Compound, Totoro, Abeokuta. Exhibits discovered in the bag include fresh and dried human parts, a human skull, some reptiles (lizards) for making assorted charms.”
He explained that both Sodipo and Aremu were tracked down same day in Owode Egba area with human skulls and bones as well as six live cartridges recovered from them.
While fielding questions from newsmen, Mubashiru, said he purchased the human parts and other items alongside Abass, and that he had been doing spiritual work for five years.
He claimed to be buying human parts that he bought all the items for N12,000.
He said, “We were coming from Itoku when police arrested us. We purchased the items from someone who stays at Ijemo side. Nobody commissioned me. I actually wanted to use them to brighten my fortune.
“When I’m done with the ritual process, people will come from various places to consult with me for spiritual purposes and I will consequently make money.”
However, Abass, 30, said that the eye and heart in his possession were that of a sheep and not of human being as claimed by the police.
He said the items were bought by him at Kuto Market, Abeokuta for the sum of N13,000