Some days after the discovery of the Ibadan Forest of Horror, on the 22nd of March, a Ritualist disguising as a 'mad man' was nabbed and beaten up by angry mob after he was discovered with human tongue amongst other things.
The Oyo State Police Command said, yesterday, that two of the arrested suspects, who disguised as lunatics, have confessed that they are dealers in human body parts.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa made this confirmation at the end of a security meeting with Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Over the past weeks, many other suspects have been caught and also eaten up by angry youths as a result of finding human parts with them. It would be recalled a 'fake preacher' with human skull and an Muslim cleric caught slaughterig a youg girl were among those recently arrested.
Some of the suspects, however, did not survive the mob attack as they died afterwards.
The CP has said that as a result of the recent happenings in the state 42 lunatics had been withdrawn from major streets by the government: “Police have rescued 42 lunatics or presumed lunatics from the streets so far. Two people have been killed. Investigation, like I said, is ongoing and out of the so called lunatics, two of them have confessed to be looking for human body parts, but they are not yet related to the Soka incident.
Meanwhile the Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Mr. Toye Arulogun, said that the state government had also decided to create a temporary shelter with medical personnel and other facilities to take care of the lunatics before they are re-united with their families.