June 21, 2024

Police nab five suspected ritualists in Ogun

Police nab five suspected ritualists in Ogun

Etim Effiong

Men of Ogun State Police Command on Saturday, 11 March 2023, arrested five members of a ritual gang who have been exhuming corpses from their graves and removing parts of their bodies for ritual purposes.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi named the suspect as Oshole Fayemi, 60, Osemi Adesanya 39, Ismaila Seidu 30, Oseni Oluwasegun 69 and Lawal Olaiya 50 were arrested, following a piece of information received by the Police at Odogbolu divisional headquarters, that the gang who are responsible for series of corpse exhumation within Ososa community were planning somewhere within the town to carry out another round of human parts harvest.

“Upon the information, the DPO Odogbolu division, CSP Godwin Idehai, mobilized his men and stormed the suspects’ hideout where five of them were apprehended.

“On interrogation, the suspects made confessional statements that they were actually into the business of exhuming corpses from their graves and that they used to sell parts of such corpses to their standby buyers who need it for money-making rituals,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.

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