The Police in Kwara have arrested a 24-year-old man identified as Kehinde Moses, with a bag allegedly containing a freshly severed human head, hand and other body parts.
The incident occurred along Ajase-Ipo road during a routine stop and search duty by the Police.
The development was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Bagega in a statement he issued in Ilorin on Monday. He told newsmen that the suspect was arrested by a team of ‘Operation Harmony’ in a commercial bus. In the process of searching the bag, one man took to his heels while Moses was held.
According to the Commissioner of Police, the bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy were discovered.
The CP said that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to have killed the victim, named Mohammed, in Ajase Ipo; with his fleeing partner assisting him, adding that it was for ritual purposes.
The police boss said he has directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to the heinous crime. He added that the suspect took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for purposes of recovery.
Bagega said the investigation into the case was ongoing; adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.