Ogun state police command have arrested three friends suspected to be ritualists after a fresh human hand was found in their possession.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the three friends, Mathew Idosu, John Feyisetan and Samuel Adegbola, residents of Owode-Yewa, met with a herbalist, Michael Itomu, to seek spiritual means of getting rich quickly.
The 40-year-old herbalist informed them the only way out was to get a fresh human hand which will be used for a sacrifice for them.
Getting the fresh human hand proved difficult until Mathew informed his accomplices that he had a friend in Abeokuta who could be of help. They met with the said friend with the promise of giving him N1 million that they did not have.
True to Mathew’s belief, the friend in Abeokuta, together with two other friends, made sure they got the hand and presented it to them, a development that soon caused a fight as Matthew and his accomplices could not redeem the N1 million pledge.
The ”fresh hand providers” took Matthew’s accomplices, John and Samuel, to the bush where they beat them blue, black before releasing them.
Suspecting that Matthew might have had a hand in their “punishment,” since he did not get a taste of the beating, the two accomplices took up a fight with him, so much that their secret filtered out to neighbours who alerted policemen attached to Idiroko Division.
Oyeyemi in his statement said the DPO immediately ordered their arrest.