Police uncover another ritualists’ den in Ogun, rescue woman


By Daud Olatunji

Ogun State Police Command yesterday uncovered another suspected ritualists’ den in Unity and Peace Estate, along Itele-Lafenwa Road, Ota, Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the latest discovery was made possible by the escape of a 28-year-old lady, who had been kept bound in an uncom-pleted building in the estate.

Survivor lured by ‘boyfriend.’

The lucky victim was said to have been told by her captors that they would come for her in the night, but she struggled to free herself and rolled towards the entrance of the building before she was noticed. Passers-by saw her and came to her rescue.

She did not disclose her identity before policemen from Itele Police Station arrived and cordoned off the area.

When policemen combed the surroundings of the uncompleted building, decomposing bodies of two female victims were found in the bush. Human bones also littered the place.

Adejobi said: “The command has taken over the building and our men would take some samples from the scene for forensic analysis in order to assist the command in its investigation.”

How I was taken—SURVIVOR

Narrating how she became a victim, the lady said she had met one of her captors two weeks ago, and they struck a relationship.

She said the man called about two days ago, saying he had secured a cement supply contract worth N1.5 million for her at a site in the estate.

However, on getting to the site, the ‘boyfriend’ who lured her to the building was joined by other members of the gang and they began to rough-handle her.

She said: “They attempted to rape me. But I was having my monthly flow.

“They then tied both my hands and legs, covered my face and mouth with cloth, and promised to come back at night to complete their assignment. It was a miracle that passers-by rescued me.”

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