Police operatives in Kwara on Sunday arrested two suspected ritualists in Ilorin, the state capital.
The spokesman for the state police command, Ajayi Okesanmi, who confirmed the development in Ilorin, said the suspects – Wasiu Omonose and Akanbi Ibrahim who were on a motorcycle were arrested after they were caught with a bag containing a fresh human head and hands by police operatives on a stop-and-search operation in the town.
He said: “They (suspects) attempted to evade the officers on stop and search duty, the action which aroused the suspicion of the operatives. Consequently, the suspects were hotly chased and forced to a stop. In the process, a bag containing a fresh human head and hands were found in their possession.
“On interrogation, the suspected ritualists by name , Wasiu Omonose ‘M’ aged 35years, of Abioye compound, Share and, one Akanbi Ibrahim ‘M’ aged 32years of Sayo Street Share, stated that they were taking the fresh human head and hands to an Alfa in Ilorin for ritual purposes.”