Two suspected ritualists have been arrested by men of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun State.
They were arrested in Ijebu-Igbo area of the State with a casket containing a dismembered corpse.
The State Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ogun, CP David Akinremi (rtd) said in a statement that the suspects were apprehended following a tip-off that “some persons were sighted bringing in a casket in the middle of the night.”
As a result of the information, Akinremi said his officers had quickly mobilized to the scene, where they had sighted one Dare Banjo, who is an herbalist.
The casket was said to have been found in the Banjo’s house as the offensive odour oozing from the casket triggered suspicion.
The Amotekun Commander hinted that his men discovered, inside the casket, a dismembered corpse without head.
The body was said to be that of male victim of ritual killing by the herbalist and his cohorts.
The herbalist and one of his accomplices, Toheeb Talubi, have been handed over to the police adding that the suspects confessed during investigation that the corpse was for money rituals.
“At about 8pm yesterday, November 1st, 2021, Amotekun operatives in Ijebu Igbo received an information that some persons were sighted bringing in a casket into a house in Fara area of the town. The operatives quickly mobilized to the scene and on arrival, they discovered that the building is the residence of one Dare Banjo, who is a herbalist.
A casket was seen at a corner of a room in the house and the stench from the casket triggered suspicion. The herbalist, Dare Banjo was then asked to open the casket. Behold, inside the casket was a dismembered corpse, without head, of a suspected male victim of ritual killing by the herbalist and his cohorts.
“Hence the said Dare Banjo and of his accomplice named Toheeb Talubi ‘m’ were immediately arrested. The two suspects who confirmed the corpse was for money rituals have been handed over to the Police for further investigation,” Akinremi explained in a statement.