Fresh human hands for N1 million, suspected ritualists arrested

In Nigeria, the security agent of Ogun State has arrested three friends suspected of being ritualists. The alleged perpetrators were found on their domain with fresh human hands. Reason: for making money

A statement issued by State Police Command spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi said the three suspected friends, John Feyisetan, Mathew Idosu, and Samuel Adegbola of residents of Owode-Yewa, met with a herbalist, Michael Itomu, to seek spiritual means of rapid enrichment.

The 40-year-old herbalist informed them that the only way out was to obtain fresh human hands to be used as a sacrifice for them.

In the course of obtaining the fresh human hands proved challenging. However, Mathew suggested his fellow perpetrators that he had a friend in Abeokuta who could be useful. They visit the said friend with the promise to give him N1 million, which they did not have.

With Matthew’s belief and the help of Abeokuta’s friend, along with two other friends, made sure they acquired the hands and presented it to them.


According to different sources, Matthew’s friend met with their demands, but on their side, Matthew and co could not fulfill the promise of N1 million. The “fresh hand providers” took Matthew’s accomplices, John and Samuel, into the bush where they beat them blue and black before releasing them.

Suspected ritualists arrested  with fresh human hands in Nigeria
©LindaIkejiblog – Suspected ritualists

John and Samuel suspected that Matthew might have had a role in their “punishment” since he didn’t get a taste of the beatings. The two accomplices fought with him, to the point that their secret leaked to the neighbors who alerted the officers attached to the Idiroko Division.

Oyeyemi, in his statement, said the DPO immediately ordered their arrest. “Upon the information, the DPO, Idiroko Division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, detailed his detectives, in collaboration with men of the So-Safe Corps, to ambush the suspects, an effort that led to the arrest of the three friends at Owode-Yewa and, eventually, the herbalist in the early hour of Tuesday, May 19, 2020.”

“Preliminary investigation revealed that it was Mathew Idosu who contacted a family friend of his in Abeokuta, who provided the hand alongside two others who are now at large. On delivering the hands, they demanded for the agreed one million Naira. Still, the money was not readily available, this led to a serious scuffle between them, and they angrily took away the duo of Samuel Adegbola and John Feyisetan to a bush where they thoroughly beat them before they were released on May 17, 2020.”

“It was the action of those who supplied the hand that made the whole secret to leak, which eventually led to their arrest. The fresh human hand has been taken to Idiroko General Hospital for preservation” Oyeyemi said

Kenneth Ebrimson, the Commissioner of Police, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.


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