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Kwara police arrests suspected female ritualist, recovers cash, others

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The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a woman suspected to be ritualist in the Kulende area of Ilorin on Thursday.

A statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi, said that the arrest was made by the men of Kulende Divisional Police Headquarters, Ilorin in conjunction with members of the community.

According to Okasanmi, a sum of N166,700 cash and children’s uniform and books were recovered from the woman in the course of the arrest.

A man with SUV who seemed to have some sort of relationship with the suspect was sighted by the police but he managed to flee before the police could apprehend him.

Okasanmi said, “Intelligence available to the Command prompted the surveillance mounted around the area which was the base of the suspected ritualist and led to her arrest today 17/3/2022 at about 0600hrs.

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“In the process of her arrest, a man in a black SUV Jeep 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 monies of different denominations totalling one hundred and sixty-six thousand and seven hundred naira (N166,700.00) was found in her possession.

“The suspect stated that the man met with her as at the time of the arrest came to have sex with her and to give her water”, he said.

The PPRO said that efforts to arrest the fleeing man in the SUV by the Police was ongoing.

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He said that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter, while also directing that the suspect be taken to the hospital to ascertain the condition of her mental health.

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