The police Command in Kwara has apprehended a 41-year-old suspected ritualist in the state.
The state command’s spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, disclosed this to the newsmen on Friday in Ilorin.
Mr Ajayi said the suspect, Ibrahim Hamza, procured human skull, Horse head, Chimpanzee head and other items which were recovered in his house to which he confessed he intended to use for money making rituals.
The statement read, “Preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect actually procured the human skull, Horse head, Chimpanzee head and other items which were recovered in his house to which he confessed he intended to use for money making rituals.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo commended the detectives for a job well done, admonished the investigating team to ensure that the remaining accomplices of the suspect are arrested and duly prosecuted.
Mr Assayomo reiterated his determination to ensure that criminal elements find no comfort in Kwara state.
He, however, enjoined transport unions in the state to always cooperate with law enforcement agencies in the onerous task of getting rid of crimes and criminality in the state.
In another positive development, the command wishes to inform the general public that the efforts by the police and other security operatives deployed in the search and rescue operation in favour of a Chinese citizen abducted by some gunmen on 3/7/2022 at CGC construction company along Shao/Oloru express way yielded positive results. The pressure mounted on the kidnappers by the rescue teams became so intense that the criminals could no more stand the heat, forcing them to abandon the victim and escape for their lives. Policemen and the tactical teams deployed for the operation are still in the bushes in an effort to get the criminals arrested to face justice.
Meanwhile, the rescued Chinese citizen is currently undergoing medical examination to ascertain his state of health before his reunion with his family.