There was pandemonium in at the Agungun area of Oyo State on Wednesday as operatives of the Oyo State Police Command discovered a shrine allegedly used for rituals and housing of kidnapped victims.
TNG gathered that over 20 persons waiting to be used for ritual purposes were evacuated from the shrine.
The evacuation operation was made possible through an intelligence report by some members of the community where the evil shrine was located.
The owner and operator of the shrine, one Alfa Oloore as he is fondly called was however arrested and detained by the police for questioning after the raid.
They described the shrine as a den of ritualists and kidnappers, where unsuspecting victims were kept for ritual purposes.
When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gbenga Fadeyi confirmed the arrest of the operator of the shrine and evacuation of the inmates by the police.
Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police (SP) further stated that the truth about whether the shrine is a den for ritualists and kidnappers was yet to be determined until the police conclude investigation into the matter.
He said ” I can confirm that there was arrest of the owner of the shrine where many inmates were recovered. But, some people came later to the police station to say they were the ones who gave their children to the owner of the shrine, who they also claimed to be a spiritualist.
” In fact, some of those recovered from the shrine had issues, some behave like drug addicts, some like mentally challenged and so on. But what the police want to do is to embark on thorough investigation into the matter and come up with a report. “