Ritualist found with fresh human head dies in police custody


A suspected 55-year-old ritualist, Tunde Olayiwola, who was caught with fresh human head in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, has mysteriously died in police custody after slumping some 48 hours after his arrest.

It was gathered that suspect was observed to have slumped while in detention and was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died while receiving treatment.

Olayiwola, who was nabbed and paraded with fresh human head by men of the state police command on Thursday, had confessed to the crime.

The suspect, who claimed to be a herbalist, had disclosed that he ordered for the fresh human head from one of his customers at the cost of N60,000 in order to use it for money making ritual to ensure a better life for himself.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the suspect’s death, said Olayiwola was discovered to have slumped while in custody.

According to Odunlami, the 55-year-old man could not talk and was rushed to the police clinic where he was being treated, until he gave up the ghost.

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