Officers of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended two persons suspected to be ‘money ritualists’ for ‘unlawfully’ being in possession of human parts.
Wole Oke, 38, and his friend Wasiu Adesina, 30, were arrested at Ijebu, Idi-aro area of Abeokuta while policemen attached to Oke Itoku Division, led by the DPO, CSP Abeni Farinre, were on patrol.
According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects bolted with a leather bag on sighting policemen.
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The duo were hotly chased and arrested.
The statement read: “On searching the bag with them, it was discovered that it contained human bones. On interrogation, one of the suspects, Wole Oke, confessed that they were the bones of his sister who died four years ago.
“He further stated that one herbalist sent him to go and bring it for money ritual purpose.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
“He also directed that the herbalist mentioned be arrested without further delay.”