The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, on Thursday, nabbed two suspected ritualists with nine human heads and fresh intestines.
The two suspected ritualists, Kunle Oyewole and Morufat Safiu were paraded alongside other suspects at the police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan by the police public relations officer, Mr Adewale Osifeso.
Osifeso said the arrest was made through a discreet intelligence carried out by a team of policemen attached to the Command Monitoring Unit.
He said the monitoring unit uncovered the criminal activities of some notorious hoodlums who specialize in selling human skulls and other vital human organs for ritual purposes in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to him, the operatives of Monitoring Unit cracked down on the ritualists in their hideout at Orita Aperin area of Ibadan following a discovery,
Osifeso said, the eleven members of the criminal gang who later identified themselves as; Ibrahim Sherif ‘M’, Afeez Yinusa ‘M’, Abdulraheem Muritala‘M’, Tutilawa Tijani ‘M’, Olasupo Akeem ‘M’, Oyewole Kunle ‘M’, Adediran Ismail ‘M’, Wahab Ismail ‘M’, Safiu Morufat ‘F’, Kazeem Tawa ‘M’ and Kazeem Rukayat ‘F’ were arrested in their hideouts.
Upon interrogations, the suspects confessed to the crime and explained that the dry human skulls were harvested from corpses at burial grounds while the fresh Human Head and Fresh body organs were harvested from persons after being illegally killed by their kingpin, Safiu Ramon a.k.a AMULUDUN who is now at large.
The Police spokesman said investigation was now in progress to arrest the fleeing suspect.
In a similar development, the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad busted a Notorious Kidnap Kingpin, Usman Muhammadu aka one Yellow and his infamous criminal gang who had concluded coordinated plans to abduct Two Chinese Nationals enroute their Mining Site along Olaiya Village, road, Iganna.
Osifeso said in the Process of executing their nefarious act, the Anti-Kidnapping Squad pursued and engaged the criminal gang in a gun duel which resulted to the arrest of their leader who was in Camouflage uniform at the time of his death.