Kwara police arrested a 24-year-old man, Kehinde Moses, with a bag allegedly containing a freshly severed human head and hand along the Ajase-Ipo road during the arrest and search.
State Police Commissioner Mohammed Bagega made the disclosure in a statement in Ilorin on Monday.
Bagega said the suspect was arrested by an ‘Operation Harmony’ team on a commercial bus and in the process of searching the bag, a man broke into a run while Moses held it up.
According to him, the bag was searched and the freshly severed head and hands of a child were discovered.
The PC said that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to killing the victim, named Mohammed, in Ajase Ipo with his partner who was fleeing for ritual purposes.
The police chief said he has ordered the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to fully investigate the case and arrest anyone connected to the heinous crime.
It added that the suspect had taken a team of investigators to the place where the body was dumped for recovery purposes.
Bagega said the investigation into the case was ongoing and the suspects would be charged in court as soon as the investigation is complete.
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