In what has come as a mind blowing revelation to locals in the area of upper Sokponba in Benin where an assumed ‘mad man’ lived for almost two years were shocked when they discovered that the man who they thought was mad, was not actually mad but a murderer.
When he was arrested, a gun, different human parts and a sum of N4m was found on him.
Residents of the area claims the man lived in a make-shift apartment and usually takes his bath outside naked and they never suspected he was a ritual killer.
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A suspected ritual killer who specializes in selling human parts has been arrested by security operatives in Benin City, the Edo State capital, southern Nigeria.
The man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was allegedly arrested at the Upper Sokponba road area of Benin with cut to size gun, different human parts and N4 million cash.
It was reliably gathered that the man had lived in a make-shift apartment for close to two years, pretending to be a madman.
According to one of the landlords in the area simply identified as Pa. Onaiwu, who spoke to journalists, the suspected ritual killer was in the habit of behaving funny especially when it is getting dark.
“This man sometimes behaves funny. In the afternoon, you will see him bathing naked, behaving like a real madman.
“What really disturbed us are the dead bodies found around almost the same area. The most serious issues is that if a dead body is that of a woman, the head, the breasts and the private part would have been removed. Same also goes for a male dead body.
“The last person that died around the area was a woman whose head, breasts and private part was cut off. Nobody will ever believe that the man is not a madman, the way he behaves, not knowing that he is responsible for all the killings in that area.”
He suggested that someone might have seen the suspect dumping the headless body on the express road and informed the security operatives.
When contacted on phone, Edo State Police Commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo, said he was aware of the rumour but that he was yet to be briefed by the DPO of Ugbekun division in charge of the area, but added that he is making frantic effort to confirm the incident from his men on ground.