The long arm of the law caught up with a 38-year-old Alfa identified as Rasheed Ajibade who was arrested in Osogbo after he was caught with a fresh female human head during a stop and search operation by policemen.
When questioned the indigene of Ikirun in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State who had body parts like hands, lungs, liver and blood, which was kept inside a bottle, in his possession confessed that he was going to use the body parts for money rituals after the Ramadan fasting period.
The suspect who was nabbed in an SUV said he operates as a herbalist saying he was not the one that dismembered the body of the victim and that the body parts was for a client who wanted him to perform a ritual that would banish poverty from his life.
Ajibade said; “I am an Alfa and a herbalist. There is a man, who is also an Alfa; he came to my place and told me that he wanted to do money ritual. I told him that getting the materials needed for the ritual would be difficult but he agreed to bring the materials by himself.
“So, the man came on Wednesday morning from Aagba town with the human parts for the ritual. The body parts he brought are fresh human head, hands, inner parts and vagina. I did not know that he would bring the materials that morning.
“I told him that we are in the Ramadan period and he should wait till after Ramadan before I could do it. This is my first time of doing this kind of money ritual although I do other ones but not this type.
“The man told me he wanted to do money ritual and I told him the difficulty in finding the materials and he told me that he would get them and he did. I am a Muslim and I’m fasting also even when he brought the human parts I told him that this is not the time for such ‘work’.
“The man told me the situations of things in his life and pleaded with me to help him to do it. He did not want the kind of money rituals, which would not bring huge amount of money. He wanted the kind of ritual which brings huge amount of money,” he added.
Confirming the incident, Mr. Finihan Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Finihan Adeoye, said the police are now on the trail of Alfa’s client even as efforts are being made to identify the female victim.
“We will surely arrest his partner. We want to know how he got those humans parts, where he got them from and the identity of the victim,” the CP said.
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