Ritualists descend on Osun State

Osun State is gradually becoming ritualists playground.

The yuletide season and election years are always known to be the period where many desperate politicians and people looking for fast money take to various crimes to achieve their aim and in Osun State, south west Nigeria, ritual killers are having a field day.

Few days after the headless body of a young girl was discovered in an uncompleted building, in Magaji Area of Iwo, the headquarters of Iwo local government area,  two other mutilated bodies were found on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway in the state yesterday.

The bodies which could not be identified, are suspected to be the handwork of ritualists who are becoming desperate.

The incident, according to the Daily Sun Newspaper, is sending a wave of fear and confusion around the state as no one knows where the evil people will strike again and who the next victim would be.

Reports by the paper stressed that the bodies must have been dumped on the road in the wee hours of the day, creating the impression that they were either killed in the town or brought from nearby Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

A man who was among the first set of people that arrived at the scene was quoted as saying:

"We strongly suspect that the bodies were dumped as early as 4 am. From our observations, the same parts were missing in both bodies. Heads, private parts and their limbs were all cut off. We only met the torsos.

We could not also determine the sexes of the bodies because unsuspecting vehicles had smashed them possibly because it was still dark when they were dumped."

According to another resident of the town, ritualists, especially those involved in picking unsuspecting passengers on the road, may have set up camps in the forest around the expressway.

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