Ogun police arrests 49-year-old man while bathing with blood at river bank


The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a 49-year-old man, Ganiyu Shina , who was seen bathing with blood at a river bank.

SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspect who resided at 4, Oguji street, Obantoko, Abeokuta, was arrested on Thursday while perpetrating the act at a community river in kotopo area of Odeda local government.

According to the PPRO, the suspect was arrested when members of the community sighted him at the River Bank, where he parked his Nissan commercial vehicle, came out with local sponge and a container filled with blood and started bathing with it.

“Immediately he discovered that some people are watching him, he took to his heels, but was chased and apprehended by members of the community.

“A call was made to the police at Aregbe divisional headquarters by a member of the community, and the DPO, SP Bunmi Asogbon quickly led the patrol team to the scene where the suspect was arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have a spiritual problem, and that a herbalist instructed him to perform the ritual.

” He claimed further that the blood in his possession is not human blood, but that of cow,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the remaining blood should be taken for laboratory analysis, to ascertain whether it was human blood or not.

The CP also praised members of the community for not taken laws into their hands, assuring that the suspect would be properly investigated.


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