Amotekun Arrest Herbalist With Coffin And Dismembered Body In Ogun


Dare Banjo, a herbalist, and Toheeb Talubi, a suspected ritualist killer, have been apprehended by agents of the Ogun State Security Network code-named Amotekun.
After the corps was notified, they were apprehended on Tuesday.

The suspects were spotted dragging a casket into a residence in Fara area of Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, according to the Field Commander of Amotekun in Ogun State, David Akinremi.

“At about 8 pm of yesterday (Monday), Amotekun operatives in Ijebu Igbo received information that some persons were sighted bringing in a casket into a house in Fara area of the town.

The operatives quickly mobilised to the scene and on arrival, they discovered that the building is the residence of one Dare Banjo, who is a herbalist.

A casket was seen at a corner of a room in the house and the stench from the casket triggered suspicion.

The herbalist, Dare Banjo, was then asked to open the casket. Behold, inside the casket was a dismembered corpse, without a head, of a suspected male victim of ritual killing by the herbalist and his cohorts.

Hence, the said Dare Banjo and his accomplice named Toheeb Talubi were immediately arrested.” Akinremi said

The Amotekun chief said the suspects are currently in police custody as the investigation continues.

In other news, the Anambra Governorship election is set to hold on Saturday and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Akali Baba has vowed to safeguard its success.

On Tuesday, November 2, the IGP said he was confident that the Anambra election would be successful during a 2021 Capacity Building Workshop with the theme: Internal security operations in a democratic dispensation, organized by Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Mr Johnson Babatunde Kokomo.

He said:” People should go out and exercise their franchise. We have provided two types of security in Anambra State. One,we are policing the election process to making sure that citizens exercise their franchise without molestation.

Two, we are checkmating the activities of criminal elements like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Eastern Security Network (ESN), and other criminal elements, who don’t want people to exercise their rights.

I advise the citizens to go out and exercise their franchise as adequate security has been provided for them. I am very worried about the situation in Anambra; we are doing our best even though we need improvement”.