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How man was arrested while bathing with blood in Ogun river

Ganiyu Shina is having some personal issues that need spiritual cleansing, he went to seek help from a habalist and was asked to follow some procedures which include washing with blood.

The 49-year-old man was also asked to do the washing at a river so as to have effective result.

On Thursday, when the man who reside at No 4, Oguji street, Obantoko Abeokuta got to a community river in Kotopo area of Odeda local government, he was doing as he was told by the habalist.

But something happened, he was arrested when members of the community 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.

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 is not human blood, but that of cow.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the remaining blood should be taken for laboratory analysis, to ascertain whether it is human blood or not.

He added that the police boss has also praised members of the community for not taking laws into their hands and assured them that the suspect will be properly investigated.

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