INSIDEMAINLAND – The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspected ritualists, Ismaila Wasiu, Mutairu Shittu, and recovered a fresh human head from them.
The arrest of the suspected ritualists was made known via a statement by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso, on Wednesday.
The police spokesperson disclosed that the Command received credible intelligence from residents of Ayekale, Saki Area of Oyo State, at about 2:30 pm on Monday, adding that the residents alleged the duo of Ismaila Wasiu, 29, and Mutairu Shittu, 35, were in possession of a fresh human head.
Osifeso noted that the Oyo State Police Command attached to Saki Divisional Police Headquarters immediately swung into action which resulted in the arrest of the duo, the recovery of the fresh human head, and the dismembered body of the victim, who has been identified to be one Mujidat.
He further stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was lured from Lagos through a phone call by one of the suspects, Ismaila Wasiu, before they killed her.
The police spokesperson added that an investigation into the incident was ongoing, noting that the dismembered body of the victim has been deposited in a morgue.
“The dismembered body has been deposited at the morgue, while intensive investigations regarding the incident continue,” Osifeso noted.