The Kwara State Police Command arrested a suspected female ritualist in Ilorin’s Kulende neighbourhood.
Ajayi Okasanmi, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the occurrence in a statement, saying that the arrest was made in the early hours of Thursday, March 17 by personnel from the Kulende Divisional Police Headquarters in Ilorin in collaboration with residents of the community.
The suspect is being held at the state Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Kwara State Police Headquarters, for further investigation.
Ajayi stated that the suspect, who looked to be mentally disturbed, was apprehended with school uniforms, notebooks, textbooks, and money in various denominations totaling N166,700:00.
It was also reported that a guy in a black SUV Jeep was located with the suspect about 6:00 a.m. when she was apprehended, and that the man raced off as soon as he recognised the presence of the Police.
According to the police spokeswoman, the lady admitted that the fleeing male came to have sexual relations with her.
“Intelligence provided to the Command triggered the surveillance mounted around the region which was the alleged ritualist’s base, resulting in her arrest today 17/3/2022 at about 0600hrs,” the statement continues.
“During the arrest, a man in a black SUV Jeep located with the suspect raced out as soon as he recognised the presence of the police.”
“During the arrest, school uniforms, notebooks, textbooks, and cash in various denominations totaling one hundred and sixty-six thousand and seven hundred naira (#166,700:00) were discovered in her hands.”
“The suspect indicated that the male met with her as he came to have sex with her and offer her water at the time of the arrest,” he added.
The PPRO stated that police were still attempting to apprehend the fleeing individual in the SUV.
He stated that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a quiet inquiry into the situation, as well as that the suspect be transported to the hospital to assess her mental health.
Meanwhile, Mr Kudus Saheed, a resident of the Kulende community, said the suspect had lived in a roadside shanty for about three years.