Three ritualists Alfa Babatunde Kareem, 37, Taofeek Bello, 22, and Adebayo Yusuf, 23, who were nabbed with two fresh human heads and legs, have been arrested and paraded by the Oyo State Police Command, following a tip-off by a member of the public.
According to the suspects, the body parts are from corpses at a Muslim cemetery in Isale General Area of Ogbomoso. How they all claimed it was their first time of using human parts for money rituals.
The second suspect, Bello, said: “We went to Isale General at Ogbomoso to exhume the bodies at about 8p.m.
On our way back, two inquisitive boys, who accosted us on the road, demanded to know where the offensive odour was from. “We tried to deceive them, but they were insistent. So we had to run. They caught Kareem before the Police arrested us at our homes.” .
Asked what they intended to do with the human parts, Taofeek said: “We wanted to use the parts for money rituals. If we had succeeded in taking them to our place, we would have dried and burnt them. .
After burning the parts, we will grind same to powdery substance and mix some of it with soap to take our bath in the morning and to take pap at night. After we have done this, some weird creatures, who we generally call spirits, will bring the money to us— usually at night.”
It was reported that since they all claimed it was the first time they would do such a thing, they were asked how they gotthe knowledge of the ritual, but they remained evasive in their responses.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude, said the suspect will be charged to court after investigation have been concluded.