Yesterday, 42 suspects were paraded by the Nigerian Police, Oyo State Command, for crimes like murder, burglary, cultism, diversion of goods, and recovered human parts.
Adebowale Williams, the new Commissioner of Police, disclosed this while parading the suspects at the Police Command’s headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
According to a report from The News Agency of Nigeria, other exhibits seized from the suspects were fire arms and ammunition, vehicles, 23 mobile phones, cutlasses, Indian Hemp, N120,000 cash, clothes, embalmed human parts, two small knives, and many others.
Williams also said that the Department of State Services, in Ibadan, transferred a case of conspiracy and murder to the command on May 31, this was after detaining a 31-year-old suspected to be involved in the crime.
According to him, the suspect was allegedly involved in ritual killing and selling of human parts, which were found in his possession.
The police chief said that the principal suspect, upon interrogation, confessed to have murdered a 26-year-old man, Wale Adefabi, who visited him along with his girlfriend, one Layelawa Simbiat.
The main suspect further revealed his two other associates in the killing of the deceased and continuation upon this information, detectives from the Homicide Section stepped in and captured them.
The other co-conspirators have also confessed to being involved in the killing of the victim together with the main suspect. They also said that the body parts of the deceased was shared among themselves for ritual.
Williams stated that the flesh of the victim was recovered from the main suspect and was transported to the University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH) for Forensic Analysis.
Furthermore, he said that investigation was still ongoing to catch other suspects who were said to have been involved in the killing of the victim.
While talking to journalists, one of the suspects, who claimed to be an Islamic Preacher (Alfa), said that they had poisoned the tea that they gave the victim, which killed him.
He further stated that they used a knife to chop the body parts and shared it.
According to the commissioner of police, the paraded suspects would be charged to court at the end of the investigation.
He warned the culprits and perpetrators of wickedness to refrain from their inhumane and unlawful activities, saying that their criminal activities would not be allowed to go on anywhere in the region.
Williams said the Police would not hold back on identifying, arresting, and bringing any person or group that attempts to threaten the democratic law and order of the state.