A suspected kidnapper, Adebayo Mubashiru, arrested by Ogun State Police command alongside three others in Abeokuta and Owode Egba area of Ogun state has confessed that he and his colleagues buy human parts for N12,000.
According to reports, the suspects were paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illiyasu, at the headquarters of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Magbon, Abeokuta.
Illiyasu, according to Punch, said the four suspects belonged to two different ritual syndicates, adding that they specialised in killing for ritual purposes.
He said Mudashiru and Rasheed Abass who resided in the Totoro area of Abeokuta, were arrested on Thursday by operatives of FSARS when sighted on a motorcycle with a suspicious bag by policemen, who were on patrol, and they were stopped for a search.
According to the commissioner, the search led to the discovery of fresh and dried human parts, dead lizards and charms, adding that they were serial killers.
Mudashiru confessed that he and the second suspect paid N12,000 for the human parts. However, he denied that they were ritual killers, saying they were looking for means to get rich quickly.
“We bought all the human parts for N12,000. We are not ritual killers. We want to get quick money by using the parts.”
In a related development, the Commissioner added that two other suspects, Lateef Aremu and Kolawole Shodipo, were arrested at the Owode-Egba area of the state the same day.
Iliyasu said operatives of the FSARS acted on a tip-off and trailed them to their hideout, where they were arrested with the human skulls and bones.
Aremu told Punch correspondent;
“I am a farmer and a herbalist, I am not a ritual killer,” saying he had been in the business for almost 20 years, adding that the charms and other items found on them were meant to help people.
He confessed that he once told Shodipo to bring human skulls for ritual which he did.