Police in Kwara arrest suspected ritualists, recover remains of victim

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested four suspects over alleged ritual murder of a commercial sex worker, identified as Abigail.

This was contained in a statement by SP Okasanmi Ajayi (anipr) Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Police Command, Ilorin.

According to Ajayi, in continuation of the effort of the Kwara State Police Command’s avowed commitment to ensure the good people of Kwara State sleep at night with both eyes closed, the command has arrested four suspects for ritual.

“The Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ wishes to inform the general public of the Command’s breakthrough in the investigation of a reported case of Missing person turned homicide.

“On 29/6/2021 at about 2308hrs, an unknown young person later identified as Samuel Peter Tsado ‘m’ of Patigi town in Patigi Local government area of Kwara State, went to one Victory Hotel Patigi and requested for the service of a commercial sex worker by name Abigail ‘f’ other names unknown.

“After the monetary negotiation of #5000:00, both Peter and Abigail left the hotel premises to an unknown place, ever since then both of them were not seen again.

“On the receipt of the report of missing person, the commissioner of police who suspected a foul play directed the case be taken over by the State Criminal investigation Department for a discreet investigation.

Ajayi said that Investigation, however, led to the arrest of one Samuel Peter Tsado, who confessed that he actually contracted the deceased for sex,

He also confirmed that himself and one Mohammed Agbara ‘m’ a.k.a. Madi both agreed and planned how to make money ritual and in furtherance of their desires,

“They planned on how to source for the human head that would be needed for the money rituals which prompted him to leave his house at Patigi for Victory hotel with his motorcycle where he approached the late Abigail, a sex worker, who agreed to follow him home after agreeing on #5000:00 for the night.

“At Samuel Peters home where Mohammed Gbara ‘m’ an accomplice was already waiting, Abigail was strangulated by the duo of Samuel Peter Tsado and Mohammed Gbara, the head of late Abigail was severed with a knife.

“The headless body of the deceased was conveyed by the suspects on Samuel Peter Tsado’s motorcycle and dumped in the bush along Patigi/Rifun road.

“Both Samuel and Mohammed went separately away, to reassemble in Bida on 30/6/2021, while in Bida, the deceased head was kept in Mohammed Abubakar ‘m’ a.k.a. Mallam Baba Pati’s home awaiting the arrival of the ritualist from Maiduguri in Borno State for the money ritual exercise.

Investigation took detectives to Bida and Minna in Niger State where three other suspects were arrested, they confessed to the offence and also confessed to have been involved in an earlier ritual attempt using a hand of one victim yet to be identified.

The suspects took detectives to the bush where the carcass of the deceased was recovered, effort to recover the head of the deceased was still in progress as the custodian of the head is still at large, but he will certainly be arrested and brought to justice.

The names of the suspects are listed below

  1. Samuel Peter Tsado ‘m’
  2. Mohammed Gbara a.k.a. Madi ‘m’
  3. Abubakar Mohammed a.k.a. Mallam Baba Pati ‘m’
  4. Mohammed Ahmadu Nma ‘m’
  5. Bala Karin ‘m’ and three others at large.

  6. He said that the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation by the police

“The Commissioner of Police CP Tuesday Assayomo wishes to assure members of the public of the safety and security of their lives and property applying every available resources both human and material, stating that this can only be achieved with the cooperation and collaboration of the people.

“The Command for the umpteenth time, wishes to emphasize that Kwara State will be made uncomfortable for criminals of whatever nomenclature, as such, criminals are advised to turn a new leaf or relocate from Kwara State permanently, please,” Ajayi said


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