Suspected woman ritualist, who appeared to be mentally unstable, has been arrested by the police in the Kulende area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
The state police spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
He said that the arrest was made in the early hours of Thursday by the men of Kulende Divisional Police Headquarters, Ilorin in conjunction with members of the community.
Okasanmi explained that a man with SUV was sighted by the police but fled before they got to him, while a sum of N166,700 cash and children’s uniform and books were recovered from the woman in the course of the arrest.
The Police spokesman said the woman confessed that the fleeing man came to have sexual intercourse with her.
Okasanmi said, “Intelligence available to the Command prompted the surveillance mounted around the area which was the base of the suspected ritualist led to her arrest today 17/3/2022 at about 0600hrs.
“In the process of her arrest, a man in a black SUV Jeep found with the suspect zoomed off immediately he noticed the presence of the police.
“In the course of the arrest, school uniforms, notebooks, textbooks and monies of different denominations totalling one hundred and sixty-six thousand and seven hundred naira (#166,700:00) was found in her possession.
“The suspect stated that the man met with her as at the time of the arrest came to have sex with her and to give her water”, he said.
The PPRO said that efforts to arrest the fleeing man in the SUV by the Police were ongoing.