A 35-year-old self-confessed suspected ritualist has disclosed that he had been planning to amass quick wealth through money rituals for 15 years.
The suspect, identified as Wasiu Omomose, was apprehended with the severed head and hands of a little boy in Kwara state on Sunday morning.
Wasiu and one Akanbi Ibrahim were arrested during a police patrol on OkeOyi/Jebba Road on Sunday, April 24.
In a interview with Nigerian Tribune, Wasiu confessed that he severed the body parts of the deceased 12-year-old boy for money ritual purpose, because he believed that knowing about the death and burial of the boy was divine.
According to him, the deceased’s uncle had told him about the death of the 12-year-old, so he decided to go back to where he was buried at a later time to remove his body parts for use in his money ritual plan of 15 years.
He said he was taking the fresh human head and hands to an Alfa in Ilorin for ritual purposes, when he was apprehended.
“The boy whose head and hands I severed was brought to Share Town for care from Lagos State when he became so ill. I learnt this from his cousin (name withheld) when I picked him as a passenger and we got talking. I’m also related to the paternal grandmother of the passenger,” he said.
“On Saturday, as I was riding with the passenger, he informed me of the death of his cousin who was about 12 years old. After the discussion, I dropped him off, but the boy’s death struck my heart as an opportunity to get body parts for money ritual.
“I had a native doctor (name withheld) who was also a hunter. He was living at Oju Ekun area, close to Adangba area. We had been together for a long time and were members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).
“Since 2007, I have been looking for means of having wealth. I discussed with the native doctor but never made the move to look for things needed to perform the ritual. This was the first time I did such.” He said.
Speaking on what led him to the act, he added,
“I bought a motorcycle from the father of the deceased’s cousin, one Alhaji (name withheld), for N350,000. I just finished paying but the motorcycle was giving me a lot of worries over constant repairs. I decided to sell it but it was so bad that instead of its being bought for at least N180,000 to enable me purchase that of N550,000, it was being priced for N120,000.
“When I learnt of the young boy’s death, I thought of what the native doctor told me many years back and decided to seize the opportunity to act on it. After leaving the cemetery, I kept the bag containing the human parts in the bush in front of where I live with the thought that at daybreak, I would take them to the native doctor. Before then, the last time we spoke was about a month ago.
“At dawn, one of the boys with the native doctor called and told me that he was dead. Immediately, my phone dropped from my hand. I believe that the spirit of the deceased exposed my act.”
He, however, insisted that the man arrested with him was innocent, as he was just a passenger who wanted to follow him to Ilorin to purchase paper rolls.
In his words,
“The man asked where I was going and I told him it was Ilorin. He asked me to help get paper rolls from the post office when coming back, but I told him that it would take a long time before my return. That was how he decided to follow to do the purchase himself”.