A member of a suspected ritualist syndicate, has confessed how he and his gang buy human parts, including skulls, eyes and teeth, for N12,000.
The gallant operatives of the Nigerian Police of the Ogun State Command, have apprehended a member of a suspected syndicate identified as Adebayo Mubashiru, has confessed that he and his colleagues buy human parts, including skulls, eyes and teeth, for N12,000.
According to a report by Punch newspaper, the criminal suspect, was arrested along with three others in the Abeokuta and Owode Egba areas of the state by the men
While speaking to journalists, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspects at the headquarters of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Magbon, Abeokuta, said the suspects specialised in killing for ritual purposes, adding that the four suspects belonged to two different ritual syndicates.
He said one of the syndicates, comprising Mudashiru and Rasheed Abass, who resided in the Totoro area of Abeokuta, were arrested on Thursday by operatives of FSARS, adding that the two suspects were sighted on a motorcycle with a suspicious bag by policemen, who were on patrol, and they were stopped for a search.
He said the search led to the discovery of fresh and dried human parts, dead lizards and charms, adding that they were serial killers, adding that two other suspects, Lateef Aremu and Kolawole Shodipo, were arrested at the Owode-Egba area of the state the same day.
Iliyasu said operatives of the FSARS received information about them and trailed them to their hideout, where they were arrested with the human skulls and bones.
While speaking to a correspondent, Mudashiru confessed that he and the second suspect paid N12,000 for the human parts, and denied that they were ritual killers, saying they were looking for how to get quick money.
He said, “We bought all the human parts for N12,000. We are not ritual killers. We want to get quick money by using the parts.”
On his own part, Aremu said, “I am a farmer and a herbalist, I am not a ritual killer,” he said, adding that he had been in the business for almost 20 years, adding that the charms and other items were found on them were meant to help people.
He said he had once told Shodipo to bring human skulls for ritual purposes, which he (Shodipo) did.
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