A man who was nabbed trading human parts in Ogun State has made a shocking confession about how he was able to buy as many as 15 cars and built houses from the business.
According to the police boss, men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad:
The Federal SARS received information about some ritualists who specialised in using human parts for ritual purposes. So, based on the information, a team was sent to track them down and the effort was successful when two members of the syndicate were arrested at Owode-Egba area of the state”, Iliyasu said.
“ Kolawole Sodipo (32) and Lateef Aremu (67) were arrested. Recovered from them were human skulls and bones, as well as six live cartridges.
According to one of them, Aremu said:
I am a farmer and an herbalist. We were doing a foundation in Itoko where I wanted to build a house; there, we saw these bones and we packed them inside a bag and that is all. However, when we wanted to do money ritual, he brought a dry skull for the purpose”, the suspect said.
“What we did was to grind the skull and add other ingredients, including a white dove and local soap. It has been up to 20 years since I have been in the business. I don’t use human parts all the time. I only do once in a while. “I have built four houses and bought up to 15 vehicles since 1980 when I started this business.
Sodipo, 32, while explaining his role in the syndicate, said,
I am a farmer. I know baba (Aremu) to be an herbalist, because he usually comes to see my landlord. I also trained as an herbalist.
“Someone came to me requesting for money ritual and I directed him to baba who negotiated and collected N75, 000 from the client but the ritual failed. The man called me to complain and I asked him to collect his money. He wasn’t ready to collect the money, he wanted it repeated but it failed again.
“I didn’t know anything about the skull. I didn’t take any skull to him. I only specialized in working for petty traders to boost their trade.