Crime

Dangerous ritualist den uncovered, 20 victims evacuated

With the increasing rise of missing persons in Lagos and its region, a ritualist den in Oyo state was uncovered by police and 20 victims were rescued from the den of the kidnappers.

In connection to the crime, one Alfa Oloore was arrested by the police as reports claim the shrine is allegedly used by ritualists in the Agungun area of Ibadan city in Oyo state.

The Nation reports that the discovery was made by the Oyo state police command following intelligence report.

Many of the victims were reportedly skinny and malnourished. The police have also arrested the operator of the shrine who is fondly known as Alfa Oloore.

Some residents said the religious cleric who claims to be a healer has been operating the shrine for many years with suspicion.

Gbenga Fadeyi who is the police public relations officer of the state confirmed the arrest of the cleric He said “I can confirm that there was arrest of the owner of the shrine where many inmates were recovered. But, some people came later to the police station to say they were the ones who gave their children to the owner of the shrine, who they also claimed to be a spiritualist. ”

In fact, some of those recovered from the shrine had issues, some behave like drug addicts, some like mentally challenged and so on. But what the police want to do is to embark on thorough investigation into the matter and come up with a report.”

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