Ritual killers which include 40-year-old herbalist, Kayode Olaniyi; Sunday Ojo, 30, and Kayode Ezekiel, 35, are now cooling off in police net after a team of policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, at Odi Olowo, Bolorunduro, Ilesa, Osun State, uncovered their hideout suspected to be a den of ritual killers.
The suspected ritual killers were arrested before noon on Friday, after security agents were tipped off by an okada rider, who escaped being kidnapped by the group.
Punch reports that the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in Osun State, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the arrest said;
“ An okada rider, who said he escaped being kidnapped by the gang, reported to our office in Ilesa that some criminals were using a building at Odi Olowo, Bolorunduro area of Ilesa for ritual purposes.
“Our men along with some armed policemen went to the building and arrested three men at the shrine. Their telephone sets were also seized and the suspects were taken to the police station for further investigation.
“We want to advise the people of the state to be vigilant and conscious of happenings in their environment. They should also feel free to alert us or other security agencies of any suspicious movement in their areas. This will help us to make the state safer and make it a no go area for criminals.”
Recall that we reported yesterday that there was a mild drama in a Port-Harcourt high court yesterday, after child rapist and killer, Ifeanyi Dike was arraigned before a judge.
The 23-year-old UNIPORT undergraduate suspected of killing 8-year-old Chikamso Favour, in August 2017, after raping her and harvesting her genitals, reportedly gave a loud shout and refused to take his plea after his case was brought up before Judge Enebeli, following his arraignment alongside accessories after the fact which include; Ogochukwu Nnamiro (second accused person) and Johnbosco Okoroeze, a police officer (third accused person).