A traveler plying the Ajase-Ipo/Ilorin road has been arrested by the police after he was caught with freshly severed human head and hands concealed in a sack bag.
The arrest was made on Monday as police on stop and search duty, intercepted the suspect in a commercial bus heading to Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
Oceanicnews was informed that the suspect, a 24-year-old man identified as Kehinde Moses confessed to the crime and revealed that the body parts are that of a man identified as Mohammed which they have killed for ritual purposes in Ajase-Ipo, Irepodun Local Government Area of the State.
Confirming the incidence, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, in a statement made available to reporters said that Moses’s accomplice escaped when their vehicle was stopped for search.
Okasanmi said in a statement, “Today, May 3, 2021, around 6.30am along the Ajase-Ipo/Ilorin Road, a team of Operation Harmony on stop-and-search duty stopped one suspected commercial bus and in the process of searching a bag, one boy took to his heels, while his partner was held; the bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy were discovered.
“In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed that he and his fleeing partner killed the victim named Mohammed in Ajase-Ipo for ritual purposes.
“On the strength of the discovery, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bagega, directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to this heinous crime.
“The suspect, Kehinde John Moses, took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for the purpose of recovery and subsequent transfer to hospital for autopsy.