Ritualist caught while trying to slaughter minor in Kwara

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A ritualist identified as Isiaka Adeniyi has been arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State capital in the process of killing a minor, a 10-year-old boy.

The incident happened on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024, at the Oke-Foma area in Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state while the minor was hawking pepper.

Under the guise of buying pepper from the young hawker, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, in a statement she released said, Adeniyi lured his victim into a room, and set out to slaughter the boy with a knife but ran into trouble after community members caught him in the act and handed him over to the police.

“It was reported that a 10-year-old boy (name withheld) resident of Abab area Abayawo, Ilorin, was hawking pepper when he was lured into a room by a suspect identified as Isiaka Adeniyi, aged 46, from Ifedapo Community, Oke-Foma area, Ilorin.

“The suspect allegedly lured the victim under the pretext of purchasing pepper but instead covered the victim’s face with a cloth and attempted to slaughter him with a knife.

“Thanks to the swift action of vigilant community members, the suspect was apprehended and brought to the station. Preliminary investigation is underway, and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for thorough and discreet investigation”, the PPRO wrote in the said statement.

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