A ritualist den was on Monday night discovered in Iwo, Osun State following the discovery of five dead persons in an apartment belonging to a vulcanizer.
The Osun State police command has arrested two brothers, Tajudeen Monsuru and Tajudeen Alani, for allegedly running a ritualist den in the Yemoja area of the town.
The den was uncovered while the police were investigating the mysterious disappearance of a lady identified as Mutiat Alani.
According to reports, Mutiat had gone missing and a manhunt was launched by the police. During the investigation, her phone was tracked to a vulcanizer who told the police that he got it from one of the siblings. He led the police to the house of the ritualists and they were arrested. Angry youths later burnt down the building where the suspected ritualists operated from.
Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the siblings were arrested with mutilated corpses.
“We arrested two ritual killers Tajudeen Monsuru and Tajudeen Lawal. A woman identified as Mutiat Alani was reported missing. We commenced an investigation. The telephone of the missing woman was found with Monsuru.
The police went to the house and recovered two mutilated corpses. They discovered decomposing bodies. They confessed that they killed many people but only two corpses were recovered. They killed for rituals to help those that patronise them,” she said.
It was gathered that Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRosheed Adewale Akanbi went to visit the place but before his arrival, angry youth have burnt down the house.