The Nigerian Police on Wednesday paraded 8 criminal suspects involved in ritual killings, exhuming of dead bodies and trading in human skull and other human body parts in Ilorin, Kwara state.
The suspects were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood at the force headquarters in Abuja.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include eleven (11) human skulls, human bones, powder suspected to be grinded human bones, human hair, and charms.
According to Moshood, the arrest was predicated on several complaints received at the ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Adewole, Ilorin Kwara State on cases of missing persons, kidnapping, murder, killings for rituals, and exhuming of dead bodies from where buried, removing of human skull and other human parts of their victims.
He said this prompted the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to direct the IGP Monitoring Unit to proceed to Kwara State and assist the State Police Command in their investigation of the matter, arrest perpetrators to bring them to justice.
The Police spokesman said all the suspects have made confessional statements to the Police Investigation Team and have confessed and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the recent kidnapping, gruesome murder and ritual killing attacks on innocent residents in Ilorin Metropolis and other towns in Kwara State.
“Investigation is still ongoing and efforts being intensified to arrest other suspects including prominent personalities mentioned by the suspects but who are still at large. They will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation,” he added.