Caught with blood-dripping human hands and a head in bag on board a passenger board along the Ajase-Ipo-Ilorin road, Kehinde Moses could explain.
But his explanation dissolved in the heat of interrogation by men of the Kwara police command, and he had to fess up: he’s a ritual killer, and the parts belong to a recent victim named Mohammed.
According to the 24-year-old suspect caught on Monday, he and his partner in crime murdered Mohammed for ritual purposes in Ajase-Ipo, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
But Police Public Relations Officer Ajayi Okasanmi said Moses’ accomplice escaped when policemen stopped the vehicle the two were travelling in around 6.30am.
“… in the process of searching a bag, one boy took to his heels, while his partner was held; the bag was searched and a freshly severed head and hands of a boy were discovered,” he said.
Commissioner of Police Mohammed Bagega then directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department to thoroughly investigate the case and arrest anybody connected to this heinous crime.
“The suspect, Kehinde John Moses, took a team of investigators to where the body was dumped for the purpose of recovery and subsequent transfer to hospital for autopsy.”
Ritual killers shipping in human parts from other parts of the southwest run into police during stop and search along that axis.