Officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has uncovered a suspected ritual killers’ den at the Aleyo settlement on Ojoko Road, in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Ayinla Adeyinka, who spoke through the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ayodele Bello, in an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Monday, said the agency visited the scene following a complaint by a victim, Mr. Muminu Abdulrahman.
He explained that Abdulrahman had reported on Saturday that he had been extorted of N5m by the suspects.
According to Punch, the NSCDC team discovered many shrines and other gory objects at the scene.
He said two suspects, Mr. Kazeem Absdulsalam (54), of Omu-Aran, in the Irepodun LGA, and Mr. Adamu Hussein (36), of Marafa Oja, in the Ilorin East LGA, Kwara State were apprehended at the scene.
The NSCDC boss claimed that Abdulsalam had confessed to ritual activities and scams through money doubling.
“It was a case of ritual activities and money doubling under false pretences and extortion. The complainant filed the case on March 24, 2018. He said about N5m had been extorted from him.
“When we got there, we saw some gory scenes at the shrines. Among the things we saw were the Alaragbo shrine, Abiku shrine, Iguni shrine, Baba Esu shrine, Baba Agba shrine and a lot of other things. The sight was appalling.
“From our investigation, it was clear that they had been carrying out ritual activities and collecting money from their victims under false pretences.”
Adeyinka said the command, in collaboration with the state government, was working hard to get to the root of the incident.
The NSCDC boss also warned members of the public to avoid falling prey to fraudsters and ritual killers.