Yesterday, hundreds of women protested in Osogbo, capital
of Osun state against increase in the activities of ritual killers, some
of them reportedly half-nude.
The ritualists allegedly murdered and dumped corpses of two children
around Sabo and Kelebe Area of the state. When the bodies were
found, vital body parts had been severed, including one of the victims’
right hands was severed.
The body of a five year-old boy who had been declared missing by his
parents was also found dead near a stream around Sabo Area of Osogbo on
Friday with one of his hands missing.
Another corpse of an 11 year-old boy, a soya milk street vendor, was
found around Iludun Area of Osogbo and his parents have searched for him
for three days before his corpse was discovered on Saturday.
The genital organ and other vital parts of his body were removed by the suspected ritualists.
Similar cases of ritual killing have also been recorded at Odeomu and
Ipetumodu, in Ayedaade and Ife North LGAs respectively in the past few
While addressing the women, the royal father assured them that the
matter would be looked into and called on all security agencies in the
state to rise up to their responsibilities by bringing the perpetrators
Confirming the development, spokesperson for the State Police
Command, Miss Folasade Odoro, confirmed the development, but said that
only one corpse was discovered at Sabo area.
She urged the people to be calm, assuring them that all the culprits
would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law as
investigation was ongoing on the matter.
Courtesy Citizens Platform