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Friday, July 8, 2022

Kwara police intercepts courier containing human skull, others

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Operatives of Kwara State command Friday intercepted  a cartoon containing human skull, horse head and chimpanzee meant for money ritual  which was delivered from Lagos. 

Also, a Chinese who was kidnapped last week in Ilorin, during which a police inspector was killed has been rescued by the police from his captors.

Spokesman of Kwara State police command, Ajayi Okasanmi said this in a statement he issued in Ilorin Friday evening. 

According to the statement, a notorious ritualist,one Ibrahim Hamza whose stock in trade is trading in human parts had received the courier cartoon sent from Lag he was arrested by the police. 

 Okasanmi said that the suspect who confessed to the crime was arrested after discreet investigation.

The statement reads"acting on an actionable intelligence , eagle- eyed operatives attached to Kwara state  police command  ,apprehended some suspected ritualists whose stock in trade is buying, trading and trafficking in human body parts who couriered human skull from Lagos state into Ilorin and heading to Balogun Fulani motor park, Ilorin.

"On the strength of the information, the team arrested one Ibrahim Hamza 'm' aged 41years of Orisunbare area of Okolowo, Ilorin who had earlier recieved the  package from the motor park.

" Upon discreet  search conducted on him, a human skull concealed in a carton with his name and phone number inscribed on it was recovered.

"Preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect actually procured the human skull, Horse head, Chimpanzee head and other items which were recovered in his house to which he confessed he intended to use for money making rituals.

"The Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc(+) who commended the detectives for a job well done, admonished the investigating team to ensure that the remaining accomplices of the suspect are arrested and duly prosecuted."the statement said.

The command however reiterated its determination   that criminal elements will not have comfort in Kwara state again. 

The police command also enjoined transport unions in the state to always cooperate with law enforcement agencies in the onerous task of getting rid of crimes and criminality in the state.

On the rescued Chinese, the statement said "In another positive development, the command wishes to inform the general public that the efforts by the police and other security operatives  deployed in the search and rescue operation in favour of a Chinese citizen  abducted by some gunmen on 3/7/2022 at CGC construction company along Shao/Oloru express way yielded positive results. 

"The pressure mounted on the kidnappers by the rescue teams became so intense that the criminals could no more  stand the heat, forcing them to abandon the victim and escape for their lives.

" Policemen and the tactical teams deployed for the operation are still  in the bushes in an effort to get the criminals arrested to face justice.

"Meanwhile, the rescued Chinese citizen is currently undergoing medical examination to ascertain his state of health before his reunion with his family."The statement said.

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