Monday, 26 June 2017

Ritualists' hideout uncovered next to Ondo State House of Assembly (photo)

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An uncompleted two-storey building just next to the Ondo State House of Assembly has been discovered to be the den of kidnappers and ritualist.

The uncompleted building is allegedly situated in the Alagbaka area of Akure, the Ondo state capital. The building at the back of well known government-owned events centre, the Gani Fawehinmi Arcade, was allegedly owned by a retired civil servant in the state.

According to the Punch reports, residents get to know the building following suspect that some men are always in the building, carrying out secret behavior on daily basis. 

Report has it according to resident in the area as saying the owner of the building is yet to be known. According to the resident, the unusual movement of the kidnappers and ritualists became known following the kidnappers flee on hearing the sound of gunshot.

It was learnt that a police officer attached to a building close to the area shot at a bird, which perched on a tree and the sound panic the alleged criminals who ran for their life.

According to the resident; “The suspects thought the gunshot was from the policemen who came for them. They quickly rushed out, but some commercial motorcycle riders in the area helped us to chase and arrest four of them, whom we later handed over to the police,” he said.

Meanwhile, some of the criminals were later arrested and almost lynched, however, for the timely intervention of security agents, they were spared.

Report has it that items like clothing, including women’s underwear, sandals, and slippers, cooking utensils, mattresses, toothpaste and toothbrushes were discovered.

Also discovered was a long rope tied to the ceiling in one of the rooms. It was alleged, the rope is used for the hanging of their victims.

Mr Femi Joseph, the public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force in Ondo State, confirmed the incident, and said that some of the suspects had been arrested.

In his word, “We have arrested quite a number of them and we are currently interrogating them. It is after the interrogation and investigation that we can conclude whether they are ritualists or not,” Femi added that they would soon be charged to court.

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