Ibadan Ritualists Den, Soka Forest Latest: Residents Want Fulani Cattlemen Arrested
April 6, 2014 – Ibadan Ritual Killers Den, Soka Forest Latest: Residents Want Fulani Cattlemen Arrested
People who live in Soka area of Ibadan, where hundreds of human remains were found 2 weeks ago have called on the police to arrest the Fulani Cattlemen who stay in the area when the horror camp was discovered.
Oyo CP, Mohammed Ndabawa said forensic pathologists from Force Criminal Investigation Department in Abuja visited the place on Monday and that they’re currently carrying out the required test.
Some of the residents said the police must not ignore a vital link in their investigation and wondered why it had yet to speak on the activities of the herdsmen or arrest any of them, whom they described as possible accomplices.
“The herdsmen lived there and made a camp just outside the building where the captives were chained and maltreated. They grazed their cattle over the decomposing bodies every day and they shared the same environment with the alleged kidnappers.
“Why did they feel comfortable with the sight of these bodies and why is the police quiet about this possible link to all the activities and murder at the site?” asked Mr. Olabimtan Isaiah, one of the residents.
“We saw more of the herdsmen in the area and especially along the Ogunpa River bank where they rear their cattle. Most of the bodies and the building were found along that river,” said a source.
Also raising the alert over possible involvement of the herdsmen was a member of the church opposite the river, Supo Olawumi, who said the police should involve the residents in their investigation.
“It is necessary for the police to listen to the people living here. They have been saying a lot of things that could help the investigation but I doubt if they are being taken seriously. Instead, they have arrested many youths and charged them to court for public disturbance.”