Police uncover ritualists’ den filled with human parts in Osun

Uba Group

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

THE Police in Osun State have uncovered a ritualists’ den in Yemoja Area of Iwo where many human parts were discovered.

According to sources, the Police stormed the den on Monday evening after a woman went missing.

The den was said to be operated by two siblings identified as Tajudeen Monsuru and Tajudeen Lawal.

A woman, identified as Mutiat Alani, had gone missing and the police launched an investigation into the matter.

The telephone of the missing woman was said to have been tracked to one vulcanizer who told the police that he got the phone from one of the siblings.

The vulcanizer had led the police to the house of the ritualists before they were arrested.

Some irate youths were said to have burnt down the house where corpses were recovered on Monday night.

Some of the human body parts discovered were heads, eyes, skull, breasts, private parts of women, men and children. These fresh and dried parts were brought out from where they were hidden for ritual purposes in the den.

The Spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that police arrested two siblings ritualists with mutilated corpses.

Meanwhile, residents of the area had been gripped with fear since the den was discovered.

A resident of the town, Samson Adeoye, said though some youths burnt down the buildings in the den, some were still in panic.

“We have been afraid since Monday night. We never knew that such ritualistic individuals were with us in our community,” the resident said.