By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State Police Command on Monday arrested a 24-year old man, Kehinde John Moses, along Ajase -Ipo road, while on a stop and search duty.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Command, Okasanmi Ajayi in a statement disclosed that the suspect in the course of interrogation confessed to have killed the victim named Mohammed in Ajase Ipo with his fleeing partner for ritual purposes.
The suspect took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for purposes of recovery and subsequent transfer to the hospital for autopsy.
Ajayi said: “On 3rd May 2021, at about 0630am, along Ajase Ipo/Ilorin road, a team of Operation Harmony on a stop and search duty, stopped one suspected commercial bus and in the process of searching a bag, one boy took to his heels while his partner was held.
“The bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy was discovered.
“In the course of interrogation, he confessed to have killed the victim named Mohammed in Ajase Ipo with his fleeing partner for ritual purposes.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Lawal Bagega, on the strength of the discovery, directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to the heinous crime.
“Bagega advised criminals to vacate Kwara State, as the Command possesses the capacity to deploy all legal means to deal with criminals, adding that if that is what it will take to ensure the good people of Kwara live in peace at all times.”
He noted that investigation into the case is ongoing, adding that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.