The Kwara State Police Command has nabbed a male traveler who had in his possession a fresh human head and hands. He was traveling from Ajase Ipo to Ilorin.
The suspect identified as Kehinde Moses said the deceased was killed in Ajase Ipo and was said to have been murdered for ritual purposes.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command in the State, Ajayi Okasanmi said: “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.”