Why I Bath With Blood – Man Tells Ogun State Police (Photo)
Ganiyu Shina, 49, of No 4, Oguji Street, Obantoko Abeokuta, was arrested on Thursday by men from the Ogun State Police command for bathing in blood in a community river in the Kotopo area of Odeda local government.
Members of the community spotted the suspect at the River bank, where he parked his Nissan commercial vehicle, came out with a local sponge and a container filled with blood, and began bathing with it.
When he realized that people were watching him, he took to his heels, but was pursued and apprehended by members of the community.
A call was made to the police at Aregbe divisional headquarters by a member of the community, and the DPO, SP Bunmi Asogbon quickly led the patrol team to the scene, from where the suspect was brought to the station.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have a spiritual problem, and that one herbalist instructed him to perform the ritual.
He claimed further that the blood in his possession is not human blood, but that of cow.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the remaining blood should be taken for laboratory analysis, to ascertain whether is human or not.
The CP also praised members of the community for not taken laws into their hands, he therefore assured them that the suspect will be properly investigated.