|Gruesome Ritual Killers hideout uncovered by Police in Ondo!|
Gruesome Ritual Killers hideout uncovered by Police in Ondo!
A hideout where suspected ritual killers keep their victims has been uncovered by the Police in Ago Oyinbo Community in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo state.
According to police investigations, the suspects usually brought their victims to the hide out and slaughtered them .Residents told Punch the,ritual killers had been operating the hideout for the past three years. The hideout at the village which is a few kilometres from Benni-Ore-Ijebu Ode Expressway,was demolished by youths who reported to the police..
Sequel to the discovery of the illegal activities of the suspects, the youths of the community were said to have reported to the police who reportedly stormed the village and arrested about five people in connection with the crime. The youths also reportedly demolished the building.
Sighted at the hideout were: cow horns, clothes reportedly belonging to some of the victims, palm fronds, bottles of gin, calabashes, ‘Ghana must go’ bags among others .
The Baale of the Ago Oyinbo, Chief Moyebi Okeowo, revealed that the ritual killers started using the building in 2012 when they came to him to beg for a space in the village which they wanted to use for a location to shoot a movie.He said,
“They came to me to beg for a piece of land to shoot their film. I told them I was not the owner of the land and I took them to the brother of the landlord of the land who then took them to the wife of the landlord in Akure.“I learnt they were authorised by the wife of the landlord to use the land and since then they have been using the land. I told their leader to go and report their activities to the police and he later informed me that he had done so.”
He stated further that he was unaware of the activities of the suspects until last Monday when he got the information that the suspects were using human beings for sacrifice on the land.
Also speaking with our correspondent, the Principal of Community Grammar School in a neighbouring community of Kajola, in the Odigbo Local Government area of the state, Mr. Joseph Edosama, said two of the security guards of the school were among the suspects, for conspiring with the suspected kidnappers.