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Two arrested with fresh human head, dismembered woman’s body in Oyo

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Oyo State Police Command has announced the arrest of two suspected ritualists, Ismaila Wasiu ‘m’ aged 29 and Mutairu Shittu ‘m’ aged 35 years, for having a fresh head and dismembered woman’s body in their possession.

The incident was made available to members of the Public through a press statement signed and issued by the state police scribe, DSP. Adewale Osifeso.

Osifeso through a copy of the statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday evening stressed that the arrest of the suspected ritualists was possible following the receipt of credible intelligence from residents of Ayekale, Saki Area of Oyo State, at about 0230hrs on Monday 25/10/2021, alleging the duo of Ismaila Wasiu ‘m’ age 29 yrs and Mutairu Shittu ‘m’ age 35yrs, both of Ayekale Area Saki, to have been found in possession of a fresh human head.

The statement further maintained that the operational and intelligence assets of the Oyo State Police Command attached to Saki Divisional Police Headquarters immediately swung into action which resulted in the arrest of the duo and the recovery of the fresh human head and the dismembered body of the victim who has been identified to be Mujidat ‘f’.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was lured from Lagos through a phone call by one of the suspects, particularly Ismaila Wasiu before the perpetration of the dastardly act. The dismembered body has been deposited at the morgue, while intensive investigations regarding the incident continued.

While calling on the citizenry in the state to draw lessons from the gruesome murder of the victim, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko fdc urges all law abiding residents in the State to give their unwavering cooperation towards the rendition of timely and actionable information capable of fueling the Command’s crusade against crime and criminality in the State. The statement concluded.

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