A gang of ritualists posing as prophets have been arrested in Oyo State.
It is the end of the road for some ritualists who have been posing as prophets as they were arrested by policemen in a raid in the Owode area of Oyo State.
According to a statement from the state Police Command, the four fake prophets were actually ritualists as fresh human parts were discovered from them in their hideout.
The police statement said the four were part of a syndicate which deals in human parts in the state which, in recent times, have become the hottest hub for ritual killers and kidnappers.
The state Commissioner of Police, Kola Sodipo, while addressing newsmen, said the suspects were arrested in an uncompleted building at Owode area of the state after intelligence reports showed that the criminals were usually gathering at the place.
One of the suspects, Jacob Odetunde, according to the CP, had allegedly confessed to the police that the human parts found on them were from a man they had earlier killed at Ogbomoso area of the state and they were waiting for their customers who include top politicians and businessmen.
“The suspects who all disguised as prophets, have confessed to the crime,” the Commissioner of Police said.
Recall that in the past few months, ritualists and kidnappers have been on rampage in the ancient town and late last year, the police had discovered a kidnappers' den in the Soka area where decomposing bodies of victims were discovered.