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Police arrest two ritualists with human skull in Ogun

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Operatives of Ogun State police command at the weekend arrested two men, Emmanuel Aro, aged 25 and Anu Olofinju, aged 25 with human skull along Ijoun road, Eggua.

The two suspects were arrested following a complaint lodged at Eggua police station by one Amoo Bankole, who reported that the two suspects were sighted at the cemetery where his mother was buried few months ago digging the grave of his mother and that he suspects them to be up to something evil.

According to the state police image-maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, “Upon his report, the DPO Eggua division, SP Kehinde Oyekangun, quickly mobilized detectives and moved to the scene but met the two men along the road. They were promptly accosted, and on searching the bag they carried, the skull of a woman was discovered inside.

“The complainant identified the skull to be that of his mother. On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime, they admitted that they intended to use the skull for money-making ritual”.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

In another development, policemen attached to Bariga Division in Lagos have rescued a cabman and his female passenger from gas suffocation. The duo, Abiodun Balogun, aged 32, and Ginika Odisha, aged 21, were rescued at about 10:45p.m. on Thursday along Shobande Street, Akoka in Lagos.It was gathered that they were found unconscious on their respective seats by policemen on patrol who rushed them to the hospital for medical attention. The occupants were said to have been revived at the hospital and later discharged.

According to spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), preliminary investigation revealed that they became unconscious as a result of a poisonous chemical substance or gas they inhaled due to leakage from the air conditioning system.

Meanwhile detectives attached to Festac Division on same day arrested a suspected armed robber dressed in military camouflage.The suspect Chizoba Okeke, 30, was arrested around 11:30p.m. following a distress call from a gas station at Second Rainbow.Police said two phones, a sword, house breaking implements, two daggers, a Point of Sales (POS) machine and ATM card were recovered from him.

“Investigation is ongoing to ascertain where and how he got the military uniform he operates with and to also identify other members of his gang. It is not yet established whether he belongs the the gang of dismissed soldiers arrested some weeks ago. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” said Elkana.


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