Nigeria – The Ogun state police has uncovered a ritualist den in Ode Remo where human parts were being sold and eaten by some people suspected to be ritualists, Daily Times says.
The discovery by the police, also led to the arrest of five suspects. At the shrine, decomposing body parts suspected to be that of a missing female student of Science Laboratory Technology department at Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, Morenikeji Owolabi, were found dismembered.
Speaking at Eposo area of Ode Remo, the state Commissioner of Police, Val Ntomchukwu, said the prime suspect, who is a herbalist identified as Femi Awise, is still at large.
Ntomchukwu disclosed that five suspects, including a commercial motorcyclist that conveyed the victim to the scene, have been arrested and would be arraigned in court upon the completion of police investigation.
The suspects, who were detained at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Isara-Remo, include Adeyemi Ademolu, 29, Lateef Ali, 23, Dare Akinyemi, 22, Wasiu Sotola, 23 and Taiwo Omolaso, 22.
Human flesh that were butchered into pieces and apparently cooked were seen in one black pot, while the right limb of the victim was seen in a nearby shallow grave.
The stench oozing from the place did not stop scores of people in the town and its environs to throng the shrine to catch a glimpse of the police discovery.
“What we want to tell the public is that they should monitor the movement of their wards and children, especially when they are left in school and other public institutions. They should always keep watch over their children, call them regularly and where they don’t see them, they should quickly report to the police.” Ntomchukwu said.