Suspected ritualists with human head nabbed


Suspected ritualists, Monday Karezu and Anagonou Kamelan, have been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for the possession of fresh human head.

This was revealed in a press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

The suspects were arrested following  information received by men of modus operandi section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, that some men are coming to an herbalist’s house with human head which they want to use for money making ritual.

The DSP Nurudeen Gafar led team swiftly moved to the area and laid ambush. Two suspects arrived in a motorcycle with a bag containing the human head, and they were promptly arrested.

The statement further reads: “On interrogation, Monday Karezu, a national of Benin republic informed the police that he got the head from a place known as Ijale papa. This made the policemen to follow him to the place only to discover that he was lying.

“Further investigation revealed that Karezu  is a resident of Sabo area of Abeokuta, and that the human head with him was that of a woman who died three months ago during childbirth and was buried not too far from his house.

“It was further discovered that the suspect had one time killed his nine- month- old daughter and used her head for the same purpose. He had also exhumed another corpse, removed the head and used it for money making ritual.

“The latest one that landed them in trouble was introduced to him by Anagonou Kamalen, a Togolese, who informed him that he knows an herbalist who can do original money making ritual for him with human head, hence, he exhumed the corpse of the woman buried not too far to his house, cut off the head and in company of his accomplice, took it to the herbalist’s house where they were apprehended before delivering it”.