Operatives of the Oyo police command have arrested two suspected ritualists, Ismaila Wasiu and Mutairu Shittu, for allegedly killing a woman simply identified as Mujidat.
DSP Adewale Osifeso, spokesperson of the command, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspects were arrested following credible intelligence received from residents of Ayekale, Saki area of state, on Monday.
Osifeso said that the residents reported that the suspects were found in possession of a fresh human head.
“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 ‘f’”, Osifeso stated.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was lured from Lagos through a phone call by one of the suspects, particularly Ismaila Wasiu before the perpetration of the dastardly act”.
The police command spokesperson said investigation into the incident is ongoing, adding 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 continues.” he stated.
While calling on citizens to draw lessons from the gruesome murder of the victim, the commissioner of police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, urged all law abiding people in the state to provide timely information to the police to aid its against crime and criminality in Oyo.