Oyo State Police Command have arrested more suspects in connection to the attack on policemen at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on October 22 and therefore the alleged subsequent chopping of their vital parts.
Two suspects, who were imagined to have participated within the killing, had earlier been arrested. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, said the newest arrests were made by personnel of the fast Intervention Unit of the command, who used the viral videos on the social media during which the policemen were burnt to trace the suspects.
The main suspects, Abiodun (17) and Mubarak (24), confessed that on October 22, after two policemen had been burnt at Iwo Road, they found their severed heads by the roadside and took them to a herbalist, Ifakorede (44), who gave them N1,000 for them.
Abiodun, a lyceum leaver, said Mubarak, a motor boy, had called him within the evening of October 22 to follow him to his girlfriend’s house at the Alabata area.
He said as they were going, they need to the scene where the 2 policemen had been burnt and saw people severing their body parts.
He said: “At Iwo road , we found two already burnt heads that had been severed and Aliu said we could sell them to a herbalist. I initially resisted but he said there would be no problem, which was how we took the heads during a polythene bag to the herbalist.”
While also confessing, Mubarak said after taking the heads, they took them to a herbalist residing in his area and he explained to him that they were the heads of policemen burnt at the Iwo Road area earlier within the day.
Mubarak said he knew Ifakorede as a herbalist which he was always buying strange items. He said he had sold local eggs to him within the past which he felt he would even be curious about the heads.
“After he collected the heads from us, he gave us N1,000,” Mubarak said.
Ifakorede, on his part, confessed to possess collected the heads from the boys, adding that he wanted to use them for ritual purposes.