Suspected Ritualist Arrested In Ondo

A serial suspected ritualist and kidnapper, who usually disguised as a mad man in Akure, the Ondo state capital city, was on Monday, arrested by neighborhood vigilante group at Orita-Obele Estate, near roadblock in Akure, with two handsets in his pocket.

The middle-age suspected ritualist who claimed to have traveled from Edo state to Akure confessed to have been in the business of kidnapping in Ondo state for sometimes while pretending to be a mentally deranged person.

An eyewitness, Mr Ganiyu Yusuf, said that some charms and ritual substances were also found in the man’s pocket, adding that timely intervention of policemen rescued the suspect from being set ablaze by angry residents.

Confirming the arrest of the lunatic, the State Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Femi Joseph said the man was accused to have chewed and swallowed the SIM card of his phone when he was apprehended.

The PPRO noted that the man was still in the police custody for further investigations.

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