Three men suspected to be ritualists and fraudsters were on Friday apprehended by operatives of the Kwara State Police Command.
This was made known by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama, who said two of the suspects travelled to kwara from Lagos State to perpetrate the act.
Odama identified the suspects as Mahmud Abdulraheem of Egbejila (Ilorin) a Herbalist, Abubakar Bamidele (Lagos) and Odekunle Fawad (Lagos).
He said, “While on intelligence patrol of the Metropolis, Oc CP Monitoring section and his team around General Hospital Roundabout, Ilorin, accosted the above named suspects who were already in a commercial vehicle on transit to Lagos and on body search, assorted charms and other fetish items suspected to be for ritual purposes was recovered from them.
“Upon interrogation, it was revealed that the second and third suspects came from Lagos to Ilorin to meet the first suspect who is a herbalist to do money making charms for them.
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“It was also confirmed that the two suspects from Lagos are internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys. They were on their way to Lagos to complete the money making ritual process before they were arrested.”
Similarly, police operatives also arrested two men for alleged possession of psychotropic drug and substances.
The men are Adeniyi Wasiu aged 27 years and Habeeb Morufu aged 27 years.
CP Odama noted that the men were nabbed at about 1100hrs of 10/05/23 at Alao Farm area of Tanke Oke Ogun Ilorin, Kwara State.
He said during the investigation and search in the residence of the suspects, some substances suspected to be illicit drugs were recovered by operatives attached to the Anti-Nacotics section of the command.
Odama added that the recovered psychotic drugs included, some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, some sachets of Tramadol, eight bottles of codeine syrup, some sachets of ice, one sachet of Refnol, some sachets of Colorado, some sachets of skunk.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to being the owners of the drugs and that they sell the drug to students and interested members of the public. The effort is ongoing to arrest others at large.
“The suspects would be transferred to NDLEA for conclusive investigation and prosecution,” he said.