Juliana Francis

The Ogun State Police Command today 15th of December 2022, said it has arrested a 49-year-old man, who was fond of bathing with blood in a community river in the state.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the man, identified as Ganiyu Shina, was on Thursday, 15th of December 2022, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for bathing with blood at a community river in Kotopo area of Odeda Local Government.

Oyeyemi said: “The suspect was arrested when members of the community sighted him at the River Bank, where he parked his Nissan commercial vehicle, came out with a local sponge and a container filled with blood, and started bathing with it. Immediately he discovered that some people were watching him, he took to his heels but was chased and apprehended by members of the community. A call was made to the Police at Aregbe Divisional Headquarters by a member of the community, and the DPO, SP Bunmi Asogbon quickly led the patrol team to the scene, from where the suspect was brought to the station. On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have a spiritual problem, and that a herbalist instructed him to perform the ritual. He claimed further that the blood in his possession was not human blood, but that of a cow. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed the remaining blood to be taken to a laboratory for analysis, to ascertain whether its human blood or not. The CP also praised members of the community for not taking laws into their hands. He, therefore, assures them the suspect will be thoroughly investigated.”

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