As the activities of kidnappers and ritualists in the country are on a high level, the Kwara State Police Command yesterday arrested a suspected female ritualist who appeared to be mentally unstable in the Kulende area of Ilorin.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, in a statement, said the arrest was made by men of the Kulende divisional police headquarters, Ilorin, in conjunction with members of the community.
It is reported that the man in a sports utility vehicle was sighted by the police talking to the woman, adding that he fled before operatives got to her.
He noted that a cash sum of N166,700, children uniforms and books were recovered from the woman.
The woman, according to the police spokesman, confessed that the fleeing man came to have sexual intercourse with her.
Okasanmi said, “Intelligence available to the command prompted the surveillance mounted around the area, which was the base of the suspected ritualist. She was arrested today, March 17, 2022, around 6am.
“In the process of her arrest, a man in a black SUV found with the suspect zoomed off immediately he noticed the presence of the police.
“In the course of the arrest, school uniforms, notebooks, textbooks and money of different denominations totalling N166,700 were found in her possession.
“The suspect stated that the man seen with her as of the time of the arrest came to have sex with her and to give her water.”