The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a trado-medicine vendor, Raji Muftau after finding his wife’s corpse in his vehicle.
The suspect who resides at Asa Dam Road was arrested along Osere area, Ilorin, with his wife’s corpse in the car.
It was gathered that the suspect was apprehended by the police, he usually drove around town hawking his local herbs with the corpse his wife in the car, ‘a ritual’ a source said is to boost sales of his product.
It was learnt that following a tip off from residents of Osere area, the suspect was nabbed by officers of the Surulere ‘B’ Divisional Police station.
A check at the said police station revealed that the suspect had been transferred to the Police Headquarters, Ilorin for discreet investigation.
According to a police source, who is not authorised to speak on the issue, the suspect claims his wife hails from Cotonou, Republic of Benin but denies killing her.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
Okasanmi added that, Raji was arrested selling local herbs with a female corpse in his car.
“He was arrested at Osere area and when arrested, he claimed that the corpse is his wife’s. The corpse didn’t look like a fresh one because it had swollen.”
He said the case is still under investigation at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department.