Man arrested for bathing with blood

CITIZENS COMPASS– MEN of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 49 years old man, Ganiyu Shina for bathing with blood at a community river in Kotopo area of Odeda Local Government.

The resident of No 4, Oguji street, Obantoko Abeokuta, was arrested on Thursday, December 15, 2022, when residents sighted him at the river bank, where he parked his Nissan commercial vehicle, came out with local sponge and a container filled with blood and started bathing with it.

Spokesperson of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this in a statement said Immediately he noticed that some people were watching him, he took to his heels, but was chased and apprehended.

“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 is not human blood, but that of cow.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the remaining blood should be taken for laboratory analysis, to ascertain whether is human blood or not.

“The CP also praised members of the community for not taken laws into their hands, he therefore assured them that the suspect will be properly investigated. “

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