Eagle eyed policemen attached to Operation Harmony in Kwara state on Sunday arrested two suspected ritualists allegedly in possession of a fresh human head and hands.
The policemen arrested the suspects, while on patrol of Oke Oyi/Jebba road at about 1130hrs.
They intercepted the two men on a motorcycle. Their attempt to evade the officers on stop and search duty, aroused the suspicion of the police operatives.
According to the spokesman of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin, “the suspects were hotly chased and forced to a stop. In the process of searching them, a bag containing a fresh human head and hands were found in their possession.”
On interrogation, he added, “the suspected ritualists by name , Wasiu Omonose ‘M’ aged 35yrs, of Abioye compound, Share and, one Akanbi Ibrahim ‘M’ aged 32yrs of Sayo street Share, stated that, they were taking the fresh human head and hands to an Alfa in Ilorin for ritual purposes.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has warned criminal elements to relocate from Kwara State, as the Police Command would not fold its arms and allow criminals of whatever nomenclature truncate the peace and harmony presently existing in Kwara State.
He declared that any person or group of persons found in any manner attempting to initiate the breakdown of law and order in the state would be arrested and made to bear the full wrath of the law.
The Commissioner of Police also restated his determination to prosecute the suspected ritualists as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.