Ekiti State police command has revealed a ritualists’ den in Odo, a suburb in Ado Ekiti, the state capital and apprehended two suspected ritualists.
Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, who led a team of officers and journalists to the forest where the shrine was situated, said the hideout could be a den of kidnappers, fraudsters and other unwanted elements.
Where the shrine was discovered in Odo is a satellite town of about 10 kilometres to Ado Ekiti and it is home to a private polytechnic. Asuquo said:
“We trekked a few kilometres into the forest before arriving at the well laid out shrine”.
We exposed a hidden underground in one of the houses at the shrine and there were fetish objects all over the place. These fake foreign currencies suggest that the operators of this shrine are fraudsters.
Two men were arrested when the police raided the hideout. The community head, Akitipa of Odo has also been invited by the police to support in the investigation.“
Police chief, who labelled the den as fraudsters’ hideout appealed to the general public to always support the police by giving them useful evidence which could help them to achieve their duties.