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Police arrest five suspected ritualists, four robbers in Osun


Five suspects have been arrested in Osogbo with two decaying human legs and hands. They were paraded by the police command in Osun on Wednesday.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Olawale Olokode, said that they were arrested based on intelligence policing.

Mr Olokode further said that the principal suspect had confessed to the crime and stated that the head of their victim was given to another suspect, who claimed to be a pastor with Cherubim and Seraphim Church for rituals.

According to him, all the suspects will be prosecuted after the completion of the investigation.

Similarly, the police commissioner said that four other suspects were arrested in connection with armed robbery attacks within the state.

He said that two of them had, on May 20, allegedly attacked motorists on the Ilesa-Ife expressway at gunpoint and dispossessed them of their property.

Mr Olokode said the suspected armed robbers were, however, caught the following day when one of them wore the jacket belonging to the driver of the vehicle robbed the previous day to a commercial bank around Lagere, Ile-Ife.

He said the robbed driver, upon sighting one of the suspected armed robbers wearing his jacket at the bank, raised the alarm which led to the arrest of the two suspects.

The police commissioner said the other two persons were allegedly involved in a robbery. They stole one motorcycle, some amount of money and a mobile phone from a motorcyclist.

He said that the case was reported on April 17 and that the police arrested a suspect, who carried out the armed robbery attack, adding that the other person was arrested for receiving the stolen items from the first suspect.

Mr Olokode said that the suspects would be charged to court after completion of an investigation.


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