Ogun State Police Command has stumbled on ritualists’ den said to be littered with human parts.
The sudden discovery of the site at Iyana-Ilogbo area of Sango-Ota, area brought homne yet a scary reality ofbhuman parts traders in the country.
However, two persons were said to have been arrested in connection with the den, while others sighting the police fled.
A decomposing remains of a male victim, clothes, shoes, wigs, matchete, and bags were also retrieved from the site tucked inside an abandoned Ayokunnu filling station, about 20 metres from the seedy Iyana Ilogbo bus stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Policemen attached to the Sango Police State, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad team were said to have swooped on the one- storey building, acting on a tip off from a member of the community, and arrested the two suspects.
The suspected ritualists arrested at the location are Babatunde Taofeek and Hammed Hassan.
It was learnt that the escape of two victims of the suspect from the den and failed bid to recapture them gave the suspects away as their action attracted the attention of passers -by who thronged to the site.
Angry residents were said to have broken parts of the building where they also discovered items giving out foul odour.
Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident, said the den was discovered at about 7am, Saturday and that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Division and men of the Anti-Robbery Squad acted swiftly and arrested the two suspects.
“Items recovered from the scene include a cutlass, clothes, shoes and caps, the suspects were at an abandoned filling station (Ayokunnu), at Iyana-Ilogbo.
“We are also making effort to arrest the owner of the abandoned filling station while the suspects are under interrogation.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that the case be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command, at Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation”, he said.