There was widespread shock among residents of Ilobu town in Osun State as men from the Osun State Police Command stormed the town and uncovered a ritualist den with some shallow graves.
The discovery was made by a team of policemen led by the Commissioner in the state, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, on Friday.
Two persons believed to be siblings were nabbed at the scene located inside a big house at Molete area of the town.
In a chat with Punch, Mr Adeoye said the leader of the syndicate was at large but the police were on his trail and would not give up until he and his cohorts were arrested.
He said, “We acted on a reliable tip off which led to the arrest of two brothers of same parents while their kingpin and leader is still at large.
“Of particular interest was the discovery of a dungeon with path which connects one of the shrines to another. Several statues and hundreds of bottles of alcoholic drink were scattered around the shrine.
“Some shallow graves were also seen scattered around the building but we still investigating to be sure if they are graves of some of the victims of the fraudsters.”
The Police Commissioner enjoined the people of the state to always assist the police by giving them useful information, adding that no state or nation could be policed by a few security men.