A middle-aged man caught with human parts escaped being lynched by a mob on Wednesday at Igege town in Olaoluwa South East Local Council Development Authority of Osun State.
The suspected ritualist was arrested by men of Amotekun corps after being notified by a resident.
According to a video clip, the suspected ritualist was beaten.
The human parts, wrapped in nylon, were concealed in a Ghana-Must-Go bag.
The suspect, after unwrapping the parts, alleged that he was set up by his stepdaughter’s husband.
He cursed those who set him up.
Chairman of the LCDA, Sunday Olaifa, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
He explained how he rescued the suspect from being lynched by the mob.
He said: “Amotekun commandant in Olaoluwa was the one who called me that the corps apprehended a man at Igege town with human parts and he was moved to their office at Telemu.
“On getting there, residents of the town protested and demanded the suspect be handed over to them for lynching.
“That was why I rushed there to appeal to the residents to allow the law take its cause.
“I want to appeal to all the security agencies to investigate this properly and make sure the culprit faces the full wrath of the law.”
The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police was briefed and he has mobilised our men to the town.
“We are investigating the matter.”