The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Victor Babayemi, in a statement on Friday, said the suspect, Ayodele Jinadu, was arrested for alleged attempt to decapitate his victim who he had lured to a hotel.
The PPRO said the victim who had machete cuts all over her body was rescued and taken to the hospital where she was treated.
Jinadu said the suspect confessed to the police that he was sent by a man who needed the head for ritual purposes.
The statement read in part, “Operatives of the Ekiti command arrested Jinadu, 30, who lives No. 8, Eleguru Street, Ado-Ekiti, for attempting to take Kacha’s life. The suspect was arrested on December 19 at Sharp Corner Hotel, Ado-Ekiti, where he inflicted severe machete cuts on the victim.
“During interrogation, he confessed that he was sent by a man at Ikere to bring a human head for rituals. His confession led to the arrest of his accomplices, Seun Ariyo, 28, and Tope Bebere, 35, both of Ikere-Ekiti.
“A blood-stained machete and charms were recovered from the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital and she is responding to treatment. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”
The police was silent on how she escaped.
Meanwhile, the police in the state have also arrested one Tope Olowoyo, who is alleged to be notorious for stealing buses.
According to Jinadu, the suspect was seen driving a Mazda bus with registration number, XB 624 YRE, in a dangerous manner and was accosted by policemen on patrol.
Olowoyo allegedly confessed that he stole the bus from Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The PPRO said, “Investigation showed that the suspect is a smart crook who specialises in stealing buses from the parking lot. He led detectives to Zuba, Abuja to recover a Toyota bus with registration number, LG 35 ANG, stolen from Ikere on November 30. Also, detectives recovered from Ilesha, a Nissan bus registration number, XK 790 LSD, stolen from Agbado, Lagos.”