Suspected ritualists , who deal in human parts in Ogun State , got enraged and beat up some of their customers for failing to pay the agreed sum of N 1m for a human hand that was supplied to them .
The suspected ritualists reportedly lured their customers to a bush and beat them to a pulp for failing to pay for the human hand they asked them to provide .
It was gathered that the human part dealers were contracted by three persons, who were interested in money- making rituals.
The suspected ritualists demanded N 1m for the ‘commodity ’ but the buyers , identified as Matthew Idosu, John Feyisetan and Samuel Adegbola, could not come up with the sum after the hand had been delivered to them .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Abimbola Oyeyemi , confirmed the incident in a statement .
Oyeyemi said the three human part buyers were arrested by policemen in collaboration with the state security outfit , So -safe Corps , alongside a 40 -year -old herbalist , Michael Itomu .
The PPRO explained that the suspects were arrested by the Joint Task Force at Idi – Iroko in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state .
According to Oyeyemi , the four suspects were arrested for being in possession of a fresh human hand .
The PPRO stated that the suspects had contracted someone in Abeokuta , who promised to get the human hand
for them for N 1 m .
Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following information received by policemen attached to the Idi – Iroko Division .
He said the policemen were told that three suspects had sought the help of a herbalist for money rituals.
Oyeyemi added that the herbalist asked them to provide a fresh human hand before he could help them with the money rituals.
He said preliminary investigation revealed that it was Idosu, who contracted a family friend of his in Abeokuta to provide the human hand alongside two others , who are currently at large.
The PPRO stated , “On delivering the hand , the dealers demanded the agreed N 1m , but the money was not readily available ; this led to a serious scuffle between them and they angrily took away the duo of Samuel Adegbola and John Feyisetan into a bush , where they thoroughly beat them before they were released on May 17 , 2020.
“It was the action of those , who supplied the hand , that made the whole secret to leak out and which eventually led to their arrest .”
Oyeyemi said following a tip -off, the Divisional Police Officer, Idiroko Division , CSP Sunday Opebiyi , detailed his detectives in collaboration with men of the So -safe Corps to ambush the suspects as a result of which three of them were apprehended in Owode -Yewa .
“Their arrest led to the arrest of the herbalist in the early hours of Tuesday , May 19 , 2020,” the PPRO added .
He said the fresh human hand had been taken to the Idi -Iroko General Hospital for preservation .
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police in the state , Kenneth Ebrimson , had ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation .
“He also directed that other members of the syndicate , who provided the hand , should be hunted and brought to justice ,” Oyeyemi added .