Mr. Micheal Omolayo, a suspected ritualist have been arrested in Akure, the capital city of Ondo state, for packing human hair in large quantity at a barber’s shop.
Omolayo, it was gathered today narrowly escaped being lynched by some irate residents of Oke-emesho area of Akure, after he was caught in the act.
The septugenarian was said to have received the hair from a woman who had Reportedly assisted him to pack them for a shop owned by a barber simply identifed to as Desmond.
However, luck run against him as he was sighted by some residents who immediately raised alarm.
It was gathered that some of the people attempted to lynch the suspected herbalist but were prevented by others who thereafter went to search the septugenarian’s house.
It was also gathered that some fetish objects were found in the house and this prompted the head of the community, Chief James Abiodun to Order his arrest and be taken to the Deji’s palace along with the fetish objects saying the issue could only be resolved through traditional means.
The woman who was seen handing over the human hair to the suspected ritualist Reportedly confessed to the allegation at the Deji’s Palace.
Reacting, the Chief press Secretary to the monarch, Mr Micheal Adeyeye confirmed the incident and disclosed that the Deji, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo had ordered thorough investigation into the matter with a view to handing it the traditional way.
Mr Adeyeye also confirmed that fetish objects were recovered from the septugenarian’s house.