The Osun police command on Friday stormed Ilobu Town in Irepodun local government area of Osun, as a ritualist den, where nefarious activities is being operated, was raided by officers of the command, including the Commissioner of Police.
The den, which is situated around Molete area of Ilobu, and spread across a verse expand building housing many shrines and extending to several adjoining houses, is reported to be the hideout of suspected ritualists.
The den according to the commissioner of police Fimihan Adeoye was discovered through reliable information.
“We acted on a a reliable tip off which led to the arrest of two brothers of same parent while their kingpin and leader is still at large.” he said
A dungeon with a path that connects one of the shrines to another was also discovered when the den was searched. Several statues and hundreds of bottles of alcoholic drink were also seen scattered around the shrine.
Some shallow graves were also seen scattered around the building in what the police say they are still investigating to be sure that they are graves of some of the fraudsters’ victims who might have died while in their custody.
Residents who spoke on the condition of anonymity said they will have a sigh of relief for the ritualists cum fraudsters have been causing a lot of havoc in the area. “We knew they were operating on a large scale fraudulent activity but we cannot report them because of the fear of been attacked
One of the victims of the fraudsters who doesn’t want his name in the print revealed that he was defrauded of over eleven million Naira.
Commissioner of police Fimihan Adeoye appealed to the general public to always feel free in sharing reliable information with the police assuring them of utmost protection when such information is given.