The Kwara State police command has arrested two suspected ritualists over alleged kidnapping and murder of a young lady, Rianat Yusuf of Amuyo area, Offa in Offa local government area of the state.
The headless body of Rianat with her two hands severed was found at an uncompleted building at Amuyo area, Offa, following police investigation on her mysterious disappearance from home on September 14,2021.
During the course of investigation into the disappearance of the victim, the policemen arrested one Femi Adeniji of Amuyo area, Offa, who allegedly confessed to be in possession of the severed head and hands of the victim.
While Adeniji allegedly confessed that he had sold one of the victim’s severed hands to his acomplice who is presently at large for the N20,000, another arrested suspect, Shittu Abdulmalik Wale of Imam compound, Offa also allegedly confessed to have used the second hand of the deceased for money making soap.
The spokesman of the state police command, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the development.
In a statement, Ajayi said:” The command wishes to call the attention of parents and guidance to the rising incidents of ritual murders among the youth for money ritual purposes.
“One of such killing was recorded on 14/9/2021 at about 1200hrs, when one Rianat Yusuf ‘f’ of Amuyo area, Offa Kwara State left her home on errand to buy ‘Kulikuli’ which was to be used to drink garri (cassava flour) and had since not seen.
“A case of missing person was reported at Offa Divisional Police Headquarters by her father, one Yusuf Taofeek ‘m’ of Amuyo area of Offa.
“Investigation, however, led to the discovery of a headless body of a young lady with her two hands missing, at an uncompleted building at Amuyo area, Offa, which was later identified by the father to be that of the missing girl.”