Osun: Suspected ritualist kills food vendor, severs hands, head

The Police Command Osun says a suspected ritualist has killed and cut off the head and hands of a female food vendor Ile-Ife on Saturday.

The Command Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, who said this a on Sunday, said that the police were on the trail of the assailant.

Opalola explained that the woman, known as Iya Elekuru, was lured into a building by killer, under the pretence that wanted to buy food from .

“The woman hawking food was lured inside a house and was brutally murdered .

“The suspect chopped  off head and hand and the   fled the scene with the mutilated   parts. Our men have, however, evacuated the of the woman.

“The son of the victim has also claimed the corpse and buried her according to Islamic rites.

“Irate youths have, however, razed the building where the woman was killed and police efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspect.” she said

It was gathered that a herbalist (suspected to be the culprit) was the one living the room/house where the woman’s was discovered  (NAN)