|The lady; some recovered items | credits: Samuel Awoyinfa|
The Ogun State Police Command has uncovered another suspected ritual
killers’ den in Unity and Peace Estate along Itele-Lafenwa Road, Ota in
the Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area. Thanks to the 28-year-old lady,
who escaped after being kept in an uncompleted building in the estate,
bound hands and feet.
The lady was said to have been abducted, blindfolded, gagged and
dumped in the den. She was reportedly told by her captors that they
would come for her in the night on Wednesday. But she was struggled to
free herself and rolled towards the entrance of the building.
Punch Metro reports that when the policemen combed the surroundings
of the uncompleted building, decomposing bodies of two female victims
were said to have been found. Suspected bones of other victims also
littered the place.
The lady told PUNCH Metro that she had met one of her captors two weeks before the incident, and they started a relationship.
She explained that the man called her on Monday that he had secured a
contract of N1.5m for her at a site in the estate. She added that the
man told her that she would supply bags of cement worth that amount.
The victim said on getting to the site, the lover, was joined by another person, who abducted her.
“I met one of the ritual killers about
two weeks ago and we started a relationship. The guy told me that he was
a contractor and promised to link me up with people who would give me
The man called me two days ago and told me
about a contract worth about N1.5m, but I could not meet him because I
was sick. The man later came to my residence in Lagos and still
persuaded me to come for the deal.
On getting to the Unity and Peace Estate,
we headed for an uncompleted building. One other person joined us. When
we got to the building, I saw that the house had been plastered and the
floor had been cemented.
But both of them pounced on me, beat me up
and attempted to rape me. I was having my monthly flow and that
dissuaded them. They then tied my hands and legs, blindfolded and gagged
me. They promised to come back at night to complete their assignment.
It was a miracle that passers-by rescued me.”
Some residents of the community, who spoke with journalists, said
they were startled at the discovery. Some of them claimed that they
always smelt some unpleasant odour from the area, but believed it
emanated from a poultry farm nearby.
It was gathered that the policemen had arrested the owner of the building, while the suspected ritual killers had fled.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed
the incident. He said two decomposing bodies and some human skeletons
were recovered from the scene. He said:
“The command has taken over the building
and our men will take some samples from the scene for forensic analysis
to assist in investigation.”