Ritualist arrested with dead baby

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OrijoReporter.com, Emmanuel Olusola

A dead child was found in the possession of suspected ritualist, Emmanuel Olusola, who has been arrested by the police in Ogun State.

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Olusola, 42,  was arrested on Friday at Sapade Garage while attempting to board a bus.

A polythene bag containing the dead child exposed him as the stench from the it became nauseating, raising the suspicion of people around.

The police at Isara were alerted and the Divisional Officer (DPO) Yusuf Taiwo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), led some men to the motor park, where they conducted search, and discovered the baby’s body.

According to the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police  (ASP), the suspect said he was coming from Offa in Kwara State and taking the cadaver to Lagos.

Oyeyemi said: “Not satisfied with the claim, he was taken to Isara Division for further investigation. The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the case be transferred to the homicde unit for proper investigation.”

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